There was a rare hummingbird hawk moth at Salen today, by the shops and feeding from honeysuckle, also another was reported at Craignure just outside the Spar shop and feeding from the flowers for sale just outside the shop. I had never seen one in the wild before and I watched it for a minute and must say that I was impressed by its size.
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
A trip down to Fidden with my friend Kevin today. There were lots of white wagtails amongst Pied wagtails and a bar tailed godwit allowed us to get close, I suspect it had only just arrived as it was so busy feeding that it took little notice of us. A young raven enjoyed some of my sandwiches. Lots of buzzards enjoying this sunny break in the awful wet weather we have been having these last weeks and several hundered greylag gesse were feeding in the fields. In loch scridain were about 20 common terns, several gannets but not a diver in sight.
Friday, 4 September 2009
At this time of year our birds are begining to migrate south, indeed some have already left. followers of this blog can use it to report any interesting sightings they see and I will post them onto my site at mullbirds. We had another osprey over the loch on 2nd, so thats five birds at least have passed through mull this last couple of weeks, plus others, perhaps, that have not been recorded. Log in your bird reports to share with visitors to mullbirds, Oh! and why not think of taking a winter break at mullbirds self catering ?
7th September 300+ migrating Swallows gathering at Grasspoint today. Off to Africa for the winter.