Visiting birders to Islay reported in this evening to say that they had snow on the "Rest & be Thankful" and on the "Arrochar Alps" on their way to the midday ferry from Kennacraig. At Lochgilphead, they had seen a pair of Crossbills, from the ferry a few Great Northern Divers were seen, and while coming up the Sound of Islay, an Otter was spotted.
Other visitors had seen a Peregrine yesterday and also some Chough, so were well pleased. All I can offer today was a Sparrowhawk which flew across the road in front of us along at Sunderland. I was also told that it had been quite wet and windy last night, but I never heard a thing, out for the count!