A beautiful but very cold day on Islay, a keen frost and a light cover of snow overnight but the warmth of the sun during the day soon melted it all.
Today Kathy and John returned home, thank you for your contributions to the blog. It is only through the WhatsApp group that we can collate local sightings and keep the blog up-to-date.
The new David Attenborough series "Wild Isles" starts this week on Sunday 7pm. It looks to be an amazing series showcasing Britains wildlife, and Islay features throughout. Most notably a sequence of WTE hunting and capturing a barnacle goose. The sequence took 2 years to capture, a case of being in the right place at the right time exactly. So many things could go wrong: follow the wrong eagle in the camera, the shot obscured by thousands of geese etc. On the One Show the Producer and one of the camera men were discussing this particular shot as the highlight of their work, and it served as an example of how hard being a wildlife cameraman can be! Looking forward to seeing the end result!