Thursday 21 August 2008

Thurs 21st Aug

Stuart and Jane Kenney who were recent visitors to Islay kindly gave me some of their sightings. When returning from Colonsay last Wednesday, they saw a Basking Shark from the ferry. They had seen the Dipper at The Woolen Mill on the Sorn, and also there in the evening they had Pipistrelle and Daubenton's bats. There were 2 separate sightings of a Treecreeper in the same location while over at Claggain Bay a Red throated Diver was noted. They were pleased to see Brown Hares, which are not common to them at home, as was the case with our numerous Buzzards. Hen Harriers were seen almost every day during their fortnight long stay. Several Sedge Warblers were noticed in the reed beds down beside Loch Gorm. They also noted about the number of Myxie rabbits that were around this year.

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