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Balranald Nature Reserve

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Balranald Nature Reserve

Post by BrianR » 03 Apr 2012, 16:58

This morning met with Bill Allan at the visitor centre as he was hoping to see the Glossy Ibis. When I first came across it almost two weeks ago the weather was almost balmy but the complete opposite today with a penetrating icy blast from the Arctic. Although the ibis had been seen the previous day there was no sign at first when we got to the pool on the E side of Aird an Runair but after a short wait the bird flew in and started to feed. While we were watching it four Snow Buntings flew by and their presence seemed rather fitting for the weather conditions. On the way back we skirted Loch a' Roe where a small number of Lapland Buntings have been recently and inadvertently flushed three. However they soon returned and we had good views of two males and a female. Other birds of note were a lone Pink-footed Goose and an adult Iceland Gull.
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