When Malcolm was out Goose counting this week on the Rhinns of Islay at Octomore, he had 120 Fieldfare and 20 Redwing. Fiona McGillivray and Becky Williamson had been on one of the other routes at the other end of Islay, and over at Bunnahabhain had a White tailed Sea Eagle with yellow wing tags but were unable to identify it. They also had seen another 2 Sea Eagles on the same route the same day.
Louise had been in touch to say that with the longer day light, especially on her way home in the evening on Jura, that she has been noticing Short eared Owls as well as Hen Harriers. Yesterday she had seen a pair of Golden Eagles mating, and had 356 Golden Plover but not at Ballinaby! Over at Port Askaig, she saw 3 Bottle nosed Dolphins in the Sound of Islay.