Another month in, a wet month at that with the tally for the month being 5.7", as wet a May that I can recall here on Islay. Tonight it is overcast, but we are forecast warmer weather over the next few days. Come to think of it, the longest day is just 3 weeks away and then.... The House Sparrows had their youngsters out on the bird table today, and this evening, there were 6 hen Pheasants hanging around, no chicks to be seen. Yesterday, visitors had seen a Red breasted Merganser over at Claggain Bay. They also saw a Red throated Diver which came relatively close to the shore and gave them a great chance to observe it. Later on a male Hen Harrier was seen on their way back from there.