Wednesday, 11 June 2008


Strange but true, after birding all day with folks we were out agian till this early morning Owl watching and listening to Corncrakes. It was chilly and the sky was clear so even at 2300hrs it was still to be dark. During th eday we had some amazing views of Arctic terns and Sanderling as well. Chough and Godwits too. From Bruichladdich pier we had Great Northern and Black Throated Divers. But most amazing, and the bird of the day, was a male Hen Harrier that circled us, caught two items of prey - vole/mice and then flew alongside the landy - overfilling our binoculars. Quite extraordinary.