"This was, for me, the best year for birds even though every day the sun shone, it rained, it snowed and the wind blew ! Ken managed with help from Steve Lister to record 3 x Greenland Whitefront neck collars and 27 Barnacle darvic leg rings .
With birders from Leicestershire, Yorkshire and Norfolk , it was mind blowing !!"
Many thanks for your birds folks...
Gary who owns Wild Islay Birding had sent through some sightings seen when he was out over the last couple of days
"Yesterday, along coast north of Bunnahabhain – juv White tailed Eagle, 2 Kestrels, 1 Merlin & 1 Otter.
Today – Kilnaughton – 21 Shag, 3 Cormorant, 7 GND, 3 RTD, 1ST Gannets (11) of the year.
Cornabus – 300 Barnacle Geese, 31 Herring Gull, 10 Common Gull, 21 Black headed Gull, 1 Great black backed Gull & 1 juv Glaucous Gull, numerous Lapwing, 30 – 40 Skylark & male Hen Harrier.
Bowmore harbour – Red breasted Merganser, Goldeneye, Slavonian Grebe, Long tailed Duck & Red throated Diver (all in harbour)."
This morning, Helen Brown who lives up at Ardnahoe had seen a Mistle Thrush in her garden, the first that Helen has ever had at Ardnahoe..