Thursday 1th October
I thought that it was going to be a dry day for once, but just around 5.30 pm it got darker and then the rain started to fall, not a lot but if you were outside, you would have got wet….
James, this morning had a quick count round the reserve at Gruinart. Birds counted were as follows, 18,090 Barnies, 21 Greenland whitefronts, a single parvipes Canada Goose, a single Pink footed Goose, 1,155 Golden Plover and a single Ruff.
Going over to Gruinart this morning, we felt that there were definitely appeared to be more Stonechats around. The most common regular bird in to be fed up here at home, is a group of 13 Pheasants, getting quite tame, and better than feeding the Jackdaws…
Source: Islay Birds