Well, when I got up this morning, it was dry outside, not that I was up that early..., but by 9am it had started to spot rain and before long it was wet, and got wetter as the day progressed on, not much use for birding really... so what did I do? Only one thing for it, turn on the old pc and put some sightings onto the the spreadsheet and send off the Islay sightings from the blog for Jan 2019 away to himself, job done, mind you I am a great believer in "If in the mood, go and do it" as you tend to do it quite quickly and also fewer mistakes are made!!!!
So yesterday, Gary and Wendy Ruffell had walked up round Cnoc Don and also Loch Skerrols where they saw Buzzard, Rock Doves, Song Thrush and a flock of Fieldfare. They also commented on seeing fewer birds when out compared with the similar walks there in previous years. Back at their holiday cottage at Cross Houses they also had Collared Doves, Teal, Curlew, Shelduck and also the local female Hen Harrier.