Friday, 31 July 2009

26th - 30th July

Waders have typically seen an increase in recent days with counts of 200 sanderling, 57 ringed plover, 50 dunlin, 9 bar-tailed godwit, 2 purple sandpiper and a greenshank and 2 black-tailed Godwit recently on Gretchen Loch.
Other sightings included 9 manx shearwater on 26th, 2 crossbill on 27th, a juvenile hen harrier and 3 swift on 29th plus 37 storm petrel and 4 leach's petrel trapped overnight, and the quail continued to sing by Holland.

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