Saturday, 13 June 2015
Saturday 13th June
The spell of better weather is still here, might even get a suntan this year rather than being weather beaten!!! Visitor, Alan Robertson from Cumbria heard a Corncrake calling down at Ballivicar, along at Claggain Bay, Alan saw an immature Golden Eagle. He also saw a Merlin at Ballivicar during his stay here on Islay this past week. Bob had seen 2 Barn Owls and also 2 Tawny Owls when he was out listening for Corncrakes earlier this week. In his garden yesterday, he had a Sparrowhawk and also present was a Whitethroat. At Bruichladdich today, Bob had 2 families of Eiders. Yesterday, at Lagstoban, between Coullabus and West Carrabus, we had a Merlin. Many thanks to Mark and Sally Johnson for their sightings while they were here last week.