Thursday, 19 April 2012
Solway Iceland Gull and Osprey.
Highlight of the week was undoubtedly a second winter Iceland Gull at Southerness Point while I was counting Sandwich Terns (52) on the beach. Suddenly all the Barnies lifted from Loaningfoot and I was surprised to see an Osprey in them as I scanned for the Red-breasted Goose.
Wheatears arrived in force during the week with parties of six or seven along walls in the Galloway Hills on Tuesday evening / Wednesday morning. A Short-eared Owl was a nice treat in the uplands too.