Saturday 1 January 2011

Sat 1st January

A start to a New Year.
Not much much birding done folks, as there have been other things to be done, a bit of greeting and meeting with old friends... The only piece of birding news was that a Red Kite had been seen on the Rhinns yesterday.
Clark brought me up the rain fall totals for 2010, only 40" in all, a dry year for us here on Islay. In 2009, a more "normal" year, and the tally then was 57.5". In the period from April through to the end of June we only had 4" last year compared to 12.5" in 2009! Again in August, there was 5.5" more in 2009 than in 2010. It would be interesting to see the comparison between the tallies for the 2 years over at the Airport.

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