Last night there were a lot of hirundines, with c.250 Sand Martin, c.100 Swallow, 12 House Martin and no Swifts. There were half a dozen singing Blackcap, but little else was bothering on a dull cold evening. Three Greylag flew through and there were still a pair of Garganey. And the was a male “the duck that shall not speak its name” which was a first for the year.
In Scotland I had a few migrants with Ring Ouzel, Wheatear, Willow Warbler all on site I also saw a few Ptarmigan on Beinn Sgulaird but generally we were walking in cloud with visibility down to a few metres although the sun did break through now and again.
|Red-crested Pochard the reappearance last Tuesday|
|Beinn Sgulaird, the only view this was after we had climbed it.|
|Ben Crauchan, never saw any birds at all on the hill.|