Sunday, 22 September 2013

West Kilbride and Seamill :: 23-31 August 2013

Popped up to Scotland for a week to see the folks. Only managed to get a couple of walks along the beach, but managed many more cream teas! On some days the weather was stunning and the kids got to spend some time on the beach in the sun. Others not so good, but overall we were really lucky and any rain that did fall did so overnight.

On the walks we noted the birds we saw; this year we noticed the Dunlin complete absence of wheatear which were much in evidence last year.

Our list for the holiday (35 species) was: carrion crow, house sparrow, rook, herring gull, black headed gull, pied wagtail, mallard duck, mute swan, lesser black backed gull, jackdaw, starling, housemartin, cormorant, oystercatcher, curlew, redshank, common gull, gannet, swallow, blackbird, magpie, feral pigeon, woodpigeon, kestrel, chaffinch, blue tit, great tit, great black backed gull, eider duck, sandwich tern, dunlin, ringed plover, turnstone, goldfinch and wren.