Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sunday 16th January

For those of you who did not know, here on Islay, over at the head of Loch Gruinart at 10.45 pm on Friday, we had a small earth tremor only measuring 2.1ML. We thought that it was a peel of thunder as we heard here at Kilchoman, it certainly rumbled away for a good few seconds. It was not until later last night that we were told otherwise!
Debby Reynolds had been over for the weekend and forwarded through some sightings from yesterday. They had seen a ringtail Hen Harrier at Loch Gorm, and over at Gruinart they had a flock of 50 Twite, a drake Goldeneye, 25 Bar tailed Godwits and a Sparrowhawk. Thanks for that Debby.
Today James had been up at Ardnave and had counted 12 Goldeneye. All I can offer today was a ringtail Hen Harrier. It flew over the garage at home and then along the front of the cottages.
The wind has kept up today, and it has at least been dry....

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