Looking back at Adrian Martin's comment yesterday about the "abundant Hen Harriers", we take them for granted on Islay, there are over 40 pairs here whereas in England there are only 14 pairs in total.
Today I saw a pair of Grey wagtails down on the burn, and one of the visitors in the cottages commented on how fat our Greenfinches were! Certainly, the Goldfinches and also the Greenfinches are still present in good numbers on the feeders and eating quite a lot of feed, although the nut feeders are not being filled as much now. I noticed with interest, a Lapwing defending her territoty today. Initially it saw off a Raven, and then immediately afterwards chased a Hoodie Crow off!