A Happy New Year to everyone, better late than never! The total rainfall here for the year was just over 49.5 " , only over last year's tally by an inch. Certainly for the last 10 days or so there has been very little rain at all, and at one point when coming home last night the outside temperature was registering at -3 degrees Centigrade, which is low for Islay.
Back on the bird front, and James had been over at Loch Ballygrant where he had seen 2 Little Grebe, 2 Woodcock and a male Hen Harrier. Back here at home we had a Peregrine flying overhead, but relatively close to the ground, certainly no more than 20 feet above us.