Another piece of breaking news, a Common Crane was seen on the edge of a ploughed field at Coul this morning. At the same time, a female Marsh Harrier was also seen by those present. The Harrier was seen off by a Lapwing and headed away while the Crane disappeared with no further sightings of it being reported in. The Crane itself was a good distance off and so it did not lend itself to be caught on camera, not even digiscoping it worked as the sky was overcast. The Harrier was on the wing and showed well.
Elsewhere on Islay, 33 Barnies were present on the reserve at Gruinart. 24 Dunlin and 40 Scaup were on Loch Indaal, and down at Port Charlotte a Razorbill and 3 Guillemot were seen. 55 Whimbrel were on one of the fields opposite the War memorial at Port Bhan and there only 10 Golden Plover down on the field beside the Coastguard cottages. Thanks to our visiting birders for the above sightings, especially the Crane and the Harrier!
The Owl on Owlcam now has 3 eggs