Monday 16th December

Monday 16th December
Well, after a few days of lack of birds on the blog, here are some sightings through from various folk…

Back on Friday, James had counted the following birds seen down on the floods at Gruinart, 940 Golden Plover, 1,330 Lapwing, 4 Mute Swan, 9 Whooper Swan, 2 Dabchick, 192 Mallard, 72 Wigeon, 39 Pintail, 5 Curlew,  35 Shoveler, 961 Teal, 3 Heron, 445 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 2 Blackwit, 42 Common Gull and the Green winged Teal was still present as well.

Mark had seen 3 Barn Owls and also a Woodcock on the flats at Gruinart over the weekend.

Today, Ed Burrell had seen 2 Ruddy Shelduck amongst the flock of Barnacle geese at Cornabus.
Source: Islay Birds