Friday 1st March
Malcolm was in touch to say that Jean Reid and Ian Turner had seen a Sand Martin flying around at Portnahaven on Wednesday, the earliest and only February record for a Sand Martin on Malcolm’s data base. The earliest sighting of one, prior to Jane and Ian’s sighting was of a Sand Martin seen back on the 1st of March 2000.
I also had heard that there was a Wheatear seen over on mainland Argyll as well as a sighting of an Osprey, both earlier on this week..
Source: Islay Birds