Thursday 24 July 2008

Thurs 24th July

Well, not really an entry from Islay tonight, but still one from James How who has just returned from a fortnight on holiday, spent down on The Isles of Scilly. The weather certainly had not been too good, one day there was even a flood alert, but apart from that James still managed 64 different species. Most of them we get here too, but the species that he saw down there which we do not get very often here on Islay included Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Swift, Puffin, Manx Shearwater, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler. The Little Egret was of note to me, as we saw one over at Loch Gruinart in April last year. We had also seen them while down in Jersey in November where we also saw several Marsh Harriers coming into their roost at the darkening.

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