Friday 11th January

Friday 11th January

A few birds again, so here goes…
This morning around 9 o’clock, when I was on the phone, I happened to look out the window and saw 2 Fulmars soaring along the front of the crag, a sure sign that the winds are due to pick up … And now I have just read that Calmac have cancelled tomorrow’s sailing from Port Askaig to Colonsay, and also the return ferry tomorrow evening back from Kennacraig, which has a knock on effect as thee will be no sailing from Port Ellen on Sunday morning either.. “Normal service due to resume on Sunday at 13.00 from Kennacraig”.
Back to birds again.. Gary was up for a catch up later on this morning, and we all saw a Golden Eagle out from another of the windows. We watched it being mobbed by the 2 local Ravens and then being dive bombed by the other locals, the 2 Buzzards. Shortly afterwards that pesky Sparrowhawk skipped past low down and away on…


On a closing note, the wind has started to pick up already with a huff and a puff outside already!!!


Source: Islay Birds

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