Saturday, 11 April 2009

11th April

The morning produced similarly small numbers of common migrants as recent days, with a collared dove, 4 woodpigeon, a chaffinch and 4 goldcrest at Holland, plus 3 willow warbler and 5 chiffchaff elsewhere, but the day became much more exciting when an immature white-tailed eagle appeared over Hooking. The bird toured the island during the early afternoon, and fitted with both a transmitter and wing tags is surely from the re-introduction scheme in East Scotland (white tags on both wings with what looks like the number 7 on each). Other migrants today included 2 rooks, 6 sandwich tern, 34 fieldfare, 19 wheatear, a robin and a swallow.

1 comment:

diddyclaire said...


Just to let you know that bird 7 is a female from the 2007 release. She has spent the last couple of months on Mull, but was briefly back on the Tay 2 weeks ago. Fantastic photos!

Cheers, Claire.