Saturday, 26 July 2008

Whimbrel and Wilderness

As a three day two night bushcraft expedition ended I managd to wash and get some sleep before being out again straight away this morning birding. On the hill we watched Hen Harriers, Arctic terns from the sea at Proaig and a pair of Swans as well. Common Sandpipers called and flew across the mouth of the river and Plovers fed along the beach. Lovely plants including some cracking heather and Blaeberries too.

This morning at Garra Ellabus there were 97 Whimbrel which we enjoyed watching and discussing thier long distance migration - now under way heading south once more.