Today was the last full day here on Islay for the Lochwinnoch Birders, Garry and Sam. The weather stayed good for them so Garry and Sam had a good day birding. Down along Machir Bay they had Kittiwakes and a few Fulmar. Far along the hill, above the masts along at Kilchiaran, a Golden Eagle was seen, along the dunes at the back of Machir Bay they had a total count of 9 Buzzards, some on the ground others on the wing. Down there too they saw a ringtail Hen Harrier. This afternoon they headed over to the reserve at Gruinart where they counted a flock of 533 Golden Plover and also over 400 Lapwing. Other birds at Gruinart included 49 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 38 Barwits and 68 Shelduck. In the wood at Gruinart, they had a small flock of Long tailed Tits. Many thanks for sharing your birds folks! Yesterday, Jane Griffiths had a Dipper on the River Sorn.