A stunning sunny day on Monday gave method
to cloud and rain right now.
Hen information for yesterday included a
rely by Marc Eden of seven White-tailed Eagles (1 grownup, 1 sub-adult and 5
immature birds) on the bottom close to Loch Ruime close to Sanaigmore – a barely
totally different location for these winter gatherings. Later, Marc noticed the primary Sandwich
Tern of the yr for Islay at Loch Gruinart and 5 White-tailed Eagles consuming a
Barnacle Goose on the finish of the Killinallan street – have been these the identical as
these seen earlier at Sanagimore? There was additionally a Greenshank up that method and a
Richardson’s Cackling Goose and lone Brent Goose at Craigens. He additionally noticed the
outdated devoted Glaucous Gull at Uiskentuie.
Wheatears have been discovered down at Claddach
by Mary R.and at Glenegedale by Jarred Johnson, who additionally had a Chiffchaff at
Kilnaughton and a minimum of 13 Sand Martins and a couple of Home Martins at Loch
Skerrols. A few Sand Martins have been additionally seen up at Ardnave by Steve &
In the present day, regardless of the a lot much less nice
climate, just a few folks have been on the market discovering additional summer time migrants. The
Glaucous Gull had moved as much as Bridgend for a change of surroundings, whereas Sand
Martins and a Nice Noticed Woodpecker have been discovered at Loch Skerrols and David
Dinsley had his first 2 Wheatears down on The Oa.
In different information, we had stories of
Islay being “surrounded” right now by extra Alpine Swifts – 4 over at Ballycastle, Northern
Eire and 2-3 in Oban and elsewhere in Argyll. Certainly there have to be one right here
Due to David Livingstone despatched in these photographs of considered one of his latest rambles: