Saturday, 31 January 2009

Goosefest 5 raptors

It was extremely windy today - and infact very wet first thing, but soon dried and the clouds scudded across a cold sky. Plenty of Barnacles and Whitefronts and a super male Hen Harrier. We then scurried around Loch Indaal Bowmore side and found Wigeon, Scaup, Scoter, Slavonian Grebe and GND. Cracking! Purple Sandpiper, Curlew, Barwit and Turnstone were along the shoreline.
At the back end of Bridgend we had superb views of a Peregrine seeing off a pair of Raven, 21 Whoopers on Skerrols and some Tufted as well as a Pochard, Scaup and displaying Goldeneye. Wonderful.