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Girvan at Easter

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It has been rather busy back at home but not on the bird front. The garden has had regular parties of finches and in some considerable numbers recently so I'm hoping we can finally get the nets out soon. The 'rides' had been block by a fallen willow but I've managed to clear that this last week.

We took a brief Easter break up to Girvan last weekend and though the weather was a bit inclement, managed to get a bit of birding in. A trip to get some DIY stuff in Ayr meant we just had to make a diversion to the Troon area where the Pectoral Sandpiper was still on a pool at Dundonald Camp. All three divers made an appearance - Black-throats in near full summer plumage off Turnberry, Red-throats off Girvan harbour and Great Northerns down at Ballantrae along with a pair of Twite. I managed just one image before a local black Labrador decided to investigate what I was doing!
There weren't all that many waders around. A few Ringed Plover were on territory but otherwise tha…