Monday, 23 May 2011

22nd May

Though still rather a poor showing for the time of year, there were a handful of notable sightings. The first Short-eared Owl of the year was present, apparently for its second day, and a pair of Garganeys were on Garso Loch. A third Barnacle Goose joined the previous day's duo, and spent the day in the company of the 16 Pink-footed Geese. A Long-tailed Duck was unexpected: a full month had passed since the last sighting of this species.

A Cuckoo was the best of the regular landbirds, while other sightings included a Kestrel, 9 Collared Doves, a Common Whitethroat, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and a Willow Warbler.

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