Not everyone is on holiday here on Islay, with James and Catherine being no exception....
Catherine had done a farm bird survey, and her highlights were 47 Skylark, 16 Rock Doves, 24 Reed Bunting and also a Red legged Partridge.
James had been out for quick sortie on the reserve at Loch Gruinart and had seen 2 Golden Eagles, 6 Whooper Swans on the floods, along with 3 Black tailed Godwit and also a flock of 28 Shoveler all in one group. He also had a Barn Owl, while out on the salt marsh there was a Peregrine Falcon resting up.
This evening I am glued to the TV, watching the series "The Life of Birds" which was first shown a few years ago.