This blog was started on the 1st of May 2007 and aims to provide information about the birds of Islay.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Tuesday 15th May
Another image from Tony Matthews, could this be an Oystercatcher's nest or even a Common Gull possibly, open to debate.... Today James had a pair of Whitefronts on the reserve at Gruinart. RAFOS gave me through some sightings from today. A juv. White tailed Sea Eagle was seen from the low road close to The Machrie, also seen in the same area was a male Hen Harrier out quartering his patch. Down at Rockside, big John, not tall John, or John O, had a count of 60 Whimbrel. Back here at home, they had 20 Chough on the wing over the crag, a Buzzard and a Golden Eagle. We watched out the kitchen window this evening and saw 3 Jackdaws putting a Fulmar off its' nest, wonder if they have been chasing other Fulmars away as well.