The rain gauge at Matt Jackson's house at Rockside road end came to 6.35 inches for February !!!.
The Rochdale birders had sent some sightings through from Monday and Tuesday..
"On Monday, we went to Claggain Bay . Black throated and Great northern Divers. Good view of male Peregrine, on a wall at Leorin on the High Road. Adult and juvenile Golden Eagle at Cladville on the Rhinns. On Tuesday, at Storakaig... 3 Golden Eagles together over the hills, with a male Hen Harrier quartering its patch. Down at Finlaggan, 4 Crossbills were present.
Mark Shields commented on the following today
"A nice day on Islay for the first time in a long time. The flats at Gruinart are suddenly full of frisky lapwings! Also around the reserve…436 Dunlin, Greenshank, 4 Sanderling, 109 Skylark and a single Sparrowhawk"