Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Wednesday 20th April

Another good day for the walkers with 75 hardy souls venturing over to Colonsay and on to Oronsay itself. On the way down to the ferry we had a male Hen Harrier, down towards Loch Gorm. On Colonsay, a Cuckoo was heard, a distant Golden Eagle was high up on a thermal. There were quite a few Wheatears to be seen. On Oronsay itself, Chough were seen, a Peregrine too and the first Corncrake of the year was heard but not by us! At Scalascaig, in the harbour there were 10 Great Northern Diver close at hand, a great site to see. A Gannet was seen from the ferry in the Sound of Islay on our return to Islay.
Back here on Islay, Mary heard a Sedge Warbler and also a Grasshopper Warbler too, both round Loch Gorm.

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