Thursday, 8 May 2008
Corncrakes and Whitethroats
What a glorious day! Full sunshine and good views. Stating at the Gruinart flats where we met Ian and Margaret Brooke busy birding - check out their http://www.islaybirdsblogspot.com/ which records RSPB and friends sightings. Very good and up to date. We listened to Corncrakes, watched Lapwings and several ducks on the wetlands. Then off down the Rhinns, grey Seals, a cracking Roe deer doe with a newly born young suckling and, of course, Gannets, Shearwaters and small group of feeding Storm Petrels. A singleGolden Eagle casting it's shadow across a well groomed field and Chough too. Shirt sleeve order all day!