Phil Edwards sent in his notes for today: "Very quiet today. A trip to Portnahaven produced nothing of note but there were three Grey Seals in the harbour (photo attached). Coming back over the Rhinns, a male Hen Harrier showed briefly. Lovely sunset at Saligo Bay after all the rain."
Phil also sent in a note from his first visit: "40 years ago today (27/12/82) we drove from Glenegedale to Cluanach where we had a male Black Grouse; across the Storakaig road to Bunnahabhain where we had 6 Black Grouse (1m 5f) in the woodland along the little road to the distillery, and 1 Red-throated and 1 Great Northern Diver on the sea; and back via Traigh an Luig where a Black-throated Diver was present. Shame that the Black Grouse are a thing of the past."
A fascinating incite into past birding and what we've lost.
Steve Wignill had been over to Jura today and found a White-tailed Eagle there, plus a Hen Harrier back on Islay near the airport.
I'm including some of Phil's photos taken in the last few days - thanks so much for these. More great images tomorrow.................