Monday, 25 August 2014

Monday 25th August

Another great day with the weather, with the farmers making the most of it with the barley getting cut, and now balers busy up behind the combines. Yesterday Bob had a busy day in his garden. Highlight was a Wood Warbler amongst the many Willow Warblers. In one bush, Bob counted 20 Sedge Warblers. Also noted were a Whinchat and 2 Stonechats. Meadow Pipits were seen on the move along with more Redpolls, Siskins, Chaffinches and Goldfinches around as well. Young Buzzards were heard to be more vocal calling away for to be fed! Tomorrow (Tuesday) evening is the monthly meeting of the Islay Bird nerds, so if you are around, come along at 7pm up towards Bun an Uillt (on the Eastern side of Loch Gruinart) where we will hope to see any waders etc around. Come along and put a name to the face, rather than just reading about us!

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