Saturday 22nd June
What a great sunset we had out here last night, needless to say I did not take an image of it, so you will just have to believe me…
Earlier on this week, Distillery Dave had a White tailed Eagle flying over the Distillery where he works, the Kilchoman Distillery which is along the road from here at Rockside.
Gary had seen a Whooper Swan and also he had an Osprey fishing on Loch Finlaggan yesterday.
Christine Menzies had seen a couple of Barn Owls as she was coming home to Port Ellen , both around the Machrie yesterday evening.
This afternoon, I was speaking with Kevin Hand who is leading a tour for Ace Cultural Tours over on Islay, Jura and Colonsay at present. Some top birds have been seen by their group… A White tailed Eagle on Jura, a Cuckoo heard on Jura, Hen Harriers seen on all 3 islands and some Redpolls on Jura, Sedge Warblers seen and heard on Islay, and also some Chough here. Hopefully, Kevin will send some more sightings for us before they leave on Tuesday.
Source: Islay Birds