This blog was started on the 1st of May 2007 and aims to provide information about the birds of Islay.
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Wednesday 6th May
Thanks to new Islay birder Gary for this picture of a corncrake taken yesterday. While he was out on his travels he heard 'loads' of sedge warbler along the Coullabus road, and good groups of mixed Linnet and twite there too.
Alistair in Portnahaven heard the Corncrake there today, as well as two cuckoos nearer Ellister. I was out this morning and heard the terns have returned along the coastline there in the past two days.
Andrew staying at Kilchoman emailed some of his sightings through from the week so far; on Monday 3 chough and the dotterel at The Oa, at Black rock 5 whimbrels. On Sunday at Gruinart an otter was seen along with the cuckoo who has been actively calling lately. At Kilchoman itself an other cuckoo was heard.
Thanks to all for your sightings.