Wednesday 8t January

Wednesday 8t January
Some sightings from over the last two days, seen by Gary
Yesterday at Uiskentuie strand, 2 White tailed Eagle flew over. Today, Gary saw 3 White tailed Eagles down the Moss Rd, male Hen Harrier over fields, with Bar tailed Godwits present on the shore of Loch Indaal.

James today had counted the Geese on the reserve at Gruinart:
Barnacle geese              6,930
Whitefronts                     284
Greylags                            10
Also seen by James were  
Little Egret                       1
Green winged Teal           1
Golden Plover                 685 that were in one field there was another big flock around so not sure  of an exact total
White tailed Eagle            1
All I can add is that we had seen a Blue Tit, out on the Suet pellets on the feeding station, yesterday and also today again. The wind has dropped a lot today…. better not speak too soon!!!

Source: Islay Birds