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Tuesday, 28 April 2009

ISLAY BENEFITS FROM WIND CHANGE TO SOUTHWEST

Hi Lee. A LESSER YELLOWLEGS and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER were at RSPB Loch Gruinart Reserve on Sunday along with the "resident" North American Green-winged Teal of the last few days. Details sent on to Angus Murray by James How (warden).

None could be found yesterday despite my giving the lagoon continuous observation for a couple of hours . Seen by quite a lot of people as the Argyll Bird Club were across and we managed to call them in from various parts of the island ( not an easy thing on Islay!! ).. Some pictures will doubtless appear in due course.

A few other more routine things have appeared over past days ( Dotterel, Marsh Harrier).
John S. Armitage Airigh Sgallaidh, Portnahaven, Isle of Islay

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