Sunday, 20 April 2008

Waders and Merlin

This afternoon we headed out with some regular clients. Immediately we found a hen Merlin just outside Port Charlotte storming across the fields. We headed for the high ground via Mulindry - a Glaucous Gull flew along the wee glen at Raw and we watched a Snipe and a Carion Crow.
We were out looking for eagles but they were busy elsewhere, however, there was a fine flock of Golden Plover all black and gold flying doing aerial acrobatics - superb! Returning to the Merse and Carnain we wader watched: Turnstone, Black tailed Godwit, Dunlin in summer plumage and 3 Curlew Sandpipers too. Such fun!