The weather remains dry, sunny, fairly calm, but cool - much better than "down south" as I'm told by friends it was snowing and windy in Kent today!
Derek Coleman sent regarding yesterday's mega-count of White-tailed Eagles, saying that he was watching another immature near Loch Cam yesterday morning at the same time, so there maybe potentially 15.young birds on the island.
Derek's sightings for today include more White-tailed Eagles - "only one immature seen at once but may be three present at Gruinart. Also there were one Black-tailed Godwit and a male Gadwall". He also saw a a large flock of 500 Golden Plover at Ardnave.
Callum McGregor of the BTO left Islay today after two weeks seeking out colour-marked Greenland White-fronted Geese. He managed to find 33 marked birds, but none of the BTO radio-tagged individuals.
Over on The Oa, Ed Burrell watched 6 White-tailed and a Golden Eagle chasing geese over Cornabus this afternoon - there are still plenty of Barnacle Geese hanging on for them to hunt.