Friday 10th January
Gary sent through some sightings from yesterday,
Over at Bunnahabhain – 17 GND, 51 Shags, 11 Cormorants, 4 Common Guillemot, 10 Black Guillemot, 4 Great black backed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 5 Common Gull, 9 Black headed Gull, 1 adult Glaucous Gull, 12 Eider, 5 Crossbills with 2 White tailed Eagles seen over on Jura. Gary also had seen an Otter as well.
Today, around lunchtime, down towards Sunderland Farm, he had seen a juvenile Golden Eagle.
Some sightings seen by ourselves… Around 10 am, a ringtail Hen Harrier was seen out through the gable end windows as it flew past along the fence line. Later on, closer to lunchtime, the Sparrowhawk was noted out through the big window, as it battled against the ever increasing wind, and a few moments later we had a male Hen Harrier out along the bottom of the crag. Early afternoon, down on the merse at Bridgend, the Little Egret was present between Blue Houses and the auction mart. Coming home and a Merlin flew across the road directly in front of me down at McNicoll’s Croft.
Source: Islay Birds