This is an image that was taken today of a Cuvier's Beaked Whale which was reported dead on Saligo Bay last week, and is only the second record for Islay. The previous record was also at Saligo Bay in March 2002. Strandings of this species of whale is rare. During the goose count last week (figures to follow) the 7 Whooper Swans that have been on Loch Gorm recently, were seen on a pond behind Sunderland Farm sheltering from the stormy weather. MAO
Still on the subject of whales, there was a report in the Ileach (local newspaper) of a dead Minke Whale washed up on the Ard over by Port Ellen. It is not yet know what caused the death of this whale.
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