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Birdie Group May 2016

by Ken O'Connor - 18:11 on 18 May 2016

Hi Everyone. I think today's outing will have to go down as one of our least successful. The weather certainly did not help with it being cold NNE wind with driving light rain and a very low cloud base, the combination could not have been worse for viewing birds.  However, seven of us ventured to Cottersgarth Hide for an hour and despite not seeing anything unusual we did see starlings getting feed for their young.

On up to Burger Hide where by this time the weather had stopped raining and we were able to view the Great Northern Divers (3) on the loch along with the Oystercatchers fighting off a few great Skuas (Bonxie) and the gray lags nesting away on the moor.

All was not lost as we did see tufted and eider ducks, meadow pipits, and two ravens, curlews, sparrows, also sea gulls.

Never mind; on the 15th June Tom will, I am sure, manage to find us some good viewing when he takes us to Grimness, so will be in touch nearer the time with details of where to meet.

Ken


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