29th July 2019

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Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Birds on the move today with juvenile willow warblers, redpoll, goldfinch, sedge warbler, pied wagtail, meadow pipits and wren ringed in the garden today. There were some 20+ linnet in the township and a gathering of 40+ swallows late afternoon.

There would also appear to be a large influx of painted lady butterflies. I stopped to count them on Askernish machair but having reached 40 in very short time, I gave up. They were everywhere!

Mute Swan cygnet
Feb 18, 2017
At least 25 Painted Ladies in the garden at Carnan today. Most looked extremely fresh so guess they’ve hatched locally not like one I seen before this year that were extremely worn and faded.