This blog was started on the 1st of May 2007 and aims to provide information about the birds of Islay.
Saturday, 21 February 2015
Saturday 21st February
Ashley from Oriole Birding sent through this image taken by his colleague John Swann who was over with him earlier this week. Over their 4 day stay, they saw 93 Species. On Thursday, they managed to locate the Richardson's Cackling Goose amongst the Barnies at the head of Loch Indaal. Over on the Sound of Islay they had an Otter with 4 GND and Black Guillemot seen there too. Other highlights of that day was a male Hen Harrier at Gartmain with a RTD out on Loch Indaal from the same location, a good time enjoyed by them all. The Rochdale birders today had a Glaucous Gull towards Ballygrant with the other Glaucous still present at Uiskentuie. They had seen a dog Otter fishing on the Sound of Islay off Coal Ila Distilery. At Storakaig, the Red Deer Stags were down off the hill tops. Round Loch Gorm they spotted a 1st year Golden Eagle a male Hen harrier with a ringtail spoofing a flock of 150 Twite. At Bruichladdich,68 Dunlin, 5 Purple Sandpiper and 2 Turnstone were seen. Here at home, the Bramblings are still to the fore eating away as if there might be no feed here for them tomorrow!!!