Friday 29th November

Friday 29th November
Mark, the other day, had carried out the WeBS count on Loch Gruinart…Birds seen included.. 5 Heron, 31 Shelduck, 85 Wigeon, 19 Teal, 12 Mallard, 18 R B Merganser, 170 Oystercatcher, 58 Ringed Plover, 1810 Golden Plover, 239 Lapwing, 8 Knot, 104 Sanderling, 902 Dunlin, 368 Barwits, 126  Curlew, 62 Redshank, 28 Turnstone, 3 Gbb Gull,89 H Gull, 57 C Gull, 19 B h Gull, a Greenshank, 2 Snipe, a Blackwit and also a Ruff. On the floods at Gruinart, he had the following birds noted 4 Snipe, 3 Heron, 217 Mallard, a Dabchick, 110 Wigeon, 31 Shoveler, 56 Pintail, 909 Teal, 10 Curlew, 13 Whooper Swan, 2 Mute Swan, 270 Lapwing and a Blackwit. Up on Ardnave Loch, he counted 2 Goldeneye, 3 Wigeon and also 4 Mallard.
Source: Islay Birds

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