Birder Phil Edwards returned the other day
to Islay after a twenty years space. He reports the adhering to on his
going across from Kenacraig:
“ There was a good range of birds in West Loch Tarbet (2.
Red-th scuba diver, 4 GND, a male Goldeneye, 6 sets of Rb Merg, 2m 1f.
Eider and so on) yet practically absolutely nothing on the going across conserve 4 GND till south.
of Port Ellen when a couple of seabirds ultimately showed up– 1 Gannet, 1.
Fulmar, 2 Kittiwakes, 1 Razorbill, 2 Guillemots, 2 Black Guillemots,.
and also 9 Shag.”
Today he states:
“ Had a rather mild very first day back on Islay. On the.
method down the track at Smaull there were 2 Chough; 5 Fieldfare.
along the roadway near Ballinaby; 6 Redwing and also 2 Reed Buntings near.
Carnduncan. A hr and also three-quarters at South Hide at the RSPB.
book generated 12 advertisement and also 8 imm Whooper Swans, 52+ Pintail, 3m 7f.
Shoveler, 10 snipe, a Buzzard and also a Marsh Harrier which appears like a.
2 nd CY women offered the gold plumes.
around the leading side of the axillaries. Image connected taken.
with the rainfall.
“ We after that carried on to the eastern coast of Loch Gruinart,.
greatly in hefty rainfall. Numbers are simply what we saw and also do not.
consist of the big groups of waders on and also past the centre of the.
loch– presence regrettable to determine these: Lapwing 40,.
Golden Plover c. 1,700, Curlew c. 20, Oystercatcher, c. 60 (inc. 39.
in one area), Turnstone 7, Bar-tailed Godwit c. 30, Ringed Plover c.
5, Grey Plover c. 50, Dunlin c. 200, Redshank (simply) 6, Greenshank 2,.
Goldeneye 2 f., Red-breasted Merganser 4 sets, Grey Heron 1, Little.
Egret 1, WTE 1 advertisement bring victim, and also a ringtail Chicken Harrier. “
Numerous Many Thanks Phil– and also an extremely Wed.
Xmas to all Blog site viewers.