Wednesday 28 May 2008

Thurs 28th May

Here on Islay, the weather has finally broken down with us getting some rain and low cloud over the crag. We were at the launch of a new whisky today, Black Grouse, which is a blend of Grouse whisky along with several Islay whiskies. For every bottle sold, a donation will be made towards habitat improvements on key RSPB reserves. Two visitors reported in to say that they had seen 2 separate Barn Owls at different places on the High road while returning from the Ceilidh at Laphroaig last night.
Here at home today, the Shelduck of Springwatch fame last year, have been quite agitated today, so we have been expecting them to leave their nest anytime, so Margaret has been keeping a close eye on them! At Carnain, on the top of Loch Indaal, there appears to be only be 4 cygnets remaining with the Mute Swan, originally there had been 7, but I will double check the next time I am passing by. The main problem is that where the Swans are, it is not very easy to park up at! IKB
Over on Jura today, Louise had seen 4 different male Hen Harriers out quartering their territories as she made her way down to the ferry. Back at her home, a Grasshopper warbler has been heard quite a lot recently. LG

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