Sunday 23 August 2009

Sun 23rd Aug

Well, what can I say this evening, apart from the fact that there have been many rather heavy showers of rain here today. On Friday we even had hailstones, along with a clap of thunder for good measure. Talking of measure, and we have had 5" of rain so far this month, with well over half of that in the last week alone!
Enough of the weather and back to Islay birds... George had been up at Gruinart this morning, and had Common Sandpiper, a few Wheatears still to be seen and numerous Bar tailed Godwits and also Black tailed Godwits out on the estuary.
James saw a Corncrake briefly in his garden this afternoon, before it disappeared into the undergrowth! He also had seen an Osprey while returning back from Tayvallich (Argyll mainland) to Craighouse on the rib yesterday.

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