Islay Birds: Saturday 22nd October


Owen as well as Glynis Roberts began their day with some birding at Uiskentuie, where they saw e ight grown-up male long-tailed Ducks, 4 Slavonian Grebes as well as a remarkable, practically straight line of 19 Red-throated Scuba divers cutting their method via a level tranquil Loch Indaal. They head over to Gruinart in the mid-day where they saw a white-tailed eagle as well as a ringtail chicken harrier searching in the areas (matters later on upped by Dan Brown that saw 2 WTE as well as 4HH in the very same location, in addition to 3 gold eagles). Owen as well as Glynis likewise report 2 straggling swallows still at Port Charlotte.

Louise Muir likewise located a summertime site visitor not rather all set to surrender the Scottish weather condition right now: a wheatear at Knockrome. On her drive in between the Jura ferryboat as well as Craighouse last evening she likewise saw countless woodcocks.

Additionally on Jura, Jura Neil McMahon reports 4 otters, great deals of Great Northern Divers as well as a red-throated scuba diver, in addition to giving us with a catch-up discovery of a pink foot found among a blended goose group at Port Ellen on Friday.

Steve Rogers was down at Kilnaughton where he saw 4 redwing, a women eider as well as an additional Wonderful Norther scuba diver.

On his last complete day of this journey to Islay, Richard Belter mosted likely to Machair Bay where he located 2 knot.

Judith Hooper had an effective mid-day’s birding on the Killinallan side of Loch Gruinart where she saw a – mercifully active! – grey phalarope, 30 sanderling, 3 greenshank, countless redshank as well as curlew, 50 barwits, 100+ dunlin as well as 60 ringed plover. She likewise reports 6 lengthy trailed tits seen from the Sanaig roadway.

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Dan Brown is back on Islay; from his ferryboat trip he brings us matters of 36 GNDs, 10 RTDs 5 whoopers, 9 cetaceans, in addition to a set of Canada geese on the islands in the Audio of Islay. He likewise reports a water rail at Loch Gruinart as well as 70+ twite in addition to 20 reed pennant at Loch Gorm.

In non-bird information, Jackie Wedd was seeing an otter by the Port Charlotte lighthouse, however today’s celebrity non-avian discovery needs to be this massive flapper skate egg situation, located by Dave Protherough on the Huge Hair (envisioned).


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