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Ben Risary plantation, North Uist

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Ben Risary plantation, North Uist

Post by BrianR » 09 Jun 2015, 20:54

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Low numbers of most species in walk from gate on E side of plantation to near Ben Risary: ♂♀ Hen Harrier, two Short-eared Owls and two Cuckoos (as we were leaving another flew over from Bogach Aulasay direction), a single Woodpigeon, a Siskin (heard only), a couple of sightings of two and a single Lesser Redpoll, two singing Dunnocks, three or four Robins, only about four singing Willow Warblers, perhaps half-a-dozen Goldcrests, two singing Wrens, two singing ♂♂ and a ♀ Chaffinch, and two (one singing) Greenfinch.

Insects too having a hard time of it in the unseasonably cold weather. Near the plantation in Peggy's garden at Claddach-vallay at least 50 White-tailed Bumblebees on one shrub. Many suffering from lack of food and falling to the ground.

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