The stats have come back through from BTO on a Common Gull that Gary found dead on Machir Bay last week. It had been rung on the Shaint Islands on the 25th of June this year as a nestling... While he was out helping with the International goose Count, earlier this week, Bob had seen a couple of Golden Eagles while he was up beside the radar masts above Kilchiaran. Yesterday while out for a walk out along the top of Loch Indaal, he counted 42 Pale bellied Brents along towards Carnain. He was also saying that he has ben seeing some Greenfinches in at his garden over the past few days.
This coming Tuesday evening, 28th November, at 7pm the Islay bird nerds will be meeting in the Lochside Hotel in Bowmore for the usual monthly catch up, so any visitors will be made welcome, come along and put a face to the names that you read about on the blog, meet the team!!!!