Treecreepers On Arran
If Bird watching is your forte, Arran is the place to be!
Last month sawmigrating Skuas including an Arctic Skua close to the shores of Kildonan, a Great Skua in Brodick and two Long-tailed Skuas near Pladda.
Arctic Tern where spotted in at Cleats Shore , Wood Warbler at Glenashdale and the Lesser Whitethroat all “firsts” for Arran.
It seems the breeding season is well underway with pairs of Mute Swans with their young, Shelduck, Woodcock, pairs of Fulmar seen at Drumadoon and Black Guillemots in Brodick.
The first ever Wood Sandpiper was seen on Arran at DrumadoonPoint and many species who breed further north were seen passing through, Snow Bunting, Sanderling, Whimbreland even Canada Geese and Puffins seen atPirnmil
Society Delighted At Treecreeper Sighting
Above, members of the Arran Natural History Society enjoyed an expedition around Penrioch and Pirnmill 7th November 2010.
Members of the Arran Natural History Society enjoyed a stunning morning expedition on Sunday, November 7, for a bird walk round Penrioch and Pirnmill. More than 30 species of birds were enjoyed with the added bonus of hare and red squirrel. For many the highlight was the close view of a "treecreeper".
The information collected on the number of each bird species seen will contribute to the growing data for the local Arran Bird Atlas.
The next indoor meeting will be on Thursday, December 2, at 8pm in the Rangers Centre when Willie McKnight of English Heritage will talk about the impact of invasive species on the Kent Coast under the title "Invasion of the Kent Coast". All Welcome.
Next outdoor meeting Sunday, December 12, a bird walk to the Fallen Rocks. Meet at 10am at the Fallen Rocks car park.
The highlight of the expedition. A close view of a "treecreeper".