Monday 29th April
Some birds through from James seen when out of the office…
On the Flats this morning: 1 Grasshopper warbler, 1 Merlin, 1 Hen Harrier & 8 Canada geese
On the Floods this afternoon: 1 Coot , 2 Gadwall, 2 Blackwit & 3 Canada geese
Gary sent through his top birds from yesterday afternoon’s tour.
7 Great Northern Divers, 11 Red throated Diver, 10 Common Guillemot, 21 Razorbill, 20 Red breasted Merganser at Claggain Bay. White tailed and Golden Eagle flying over coast line below Kildalton Cross.
George E. Jackson added to Distillery Dave’s (yesterday) Rockside records as folows: a Whinchat on the garden fence, a mipit nest with 4 eggs near the parking area. Then driving down the High road towards Pt Ellen, Pat and son Matthew had a Water Rail cross the road in front of them.
Distillery Dave reported in to say that the Geese are still at Rockside, but now in a different field!!! He had a count of 70 Golden Plover present as well
Source: Islay Birds