Saturday, 27 June 2015
Saturday 27th June
Many thanks to George E. Jackson and his wife Pat for their sightings and also Ken and Karen Graham from Glasgow, both sets of folks are away back home now, but no doubt will be back over later on through the year! Before they left, the Jacksons had done a trip out to look for the Bee eaters and also the Great White Egret but to no avail! They had seen a flock of 47 Rooks close to the steading at Kilchiaran and then a couple of Choughs as they walked up to the radio masts. Later on, over at the mouth of the River Laggan where it enters Loch Indaal, they had 2 pairs of Ringed Plover "alarming", on Loch Indaal itself there were 8 immature male Eiders with around 20 Sand Martins hawking over the water there too. Back on land they counted 30 Sand Martin burrows but not sure of how many were in use this season. The Islay bird nerds will be meeting on Tuesday evening at 7pm at the bottom drive to Foreland House, the bottom drive (NR270638). If the weather is in doubt please contact Ian on 01496 850 303 by 6.30pm in case we have to cancel out! So as ever visitors made welcome, but as ever no dogs allowed.