Saturday, 31 May 2014

30th - 31st May

The penultimate day of the month little change but for a summer-plumaged Curlew Sandpiper on Bewan Loch and a flava Wagtail, but the Quail was still singing and a Garganey was on Brides' Loch along with a Grey Heron and first-summer Little Gulls on Hooking had increased to 4. Three Sandwhich Terns were on Gretchen Loch and just a female Red-backed Shrike remains.
The 31st brought two new additions as a Little Tern flew south down the west side and finally, a Bluethroat. Glimpsed at the Bird Observatory in the afternoon before making its way into a mist-net and delighting our guests. Elsewhere on the Island were 27 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 3 Whimbrels, a Short-eared Owl, and at Holland were 3 Spotted Flycatchers4 Collared Doves, 3 Spotted Flycatchers and a Siskin.

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