Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Tuesday 4th August

Forgot to mention that last week Louise had sent through the final figures for the Corncrakes here on Islay for 2015. The total came to 101 calling males, slightly up on last year and probably the only area to have an increase on the year as most other areas appear to be down! Yesterday evening, James had seen a Swift fly over his house at Gruinart. This morning, Mandy saw a further 2 Swifts down at Lower Killeyan on the Oa, she also had a female Blackcap there as well. This afternoon Mark had a Swift at Kintra, outside Port Ellen and also a ringtail Hen Harrier. Later on, Mark spotted another ringtail, this time on the Bowmore side of the airport.

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