Saturday 5th January
Forgot last night to mention that I had a Snipe take off down in our garden…. Another thing that should have been mentioned was that we too have got snowdrops in flower, sorry James!!!
Today, another day and the Barn Owl was out and about at the back of 6 am… Lesley came up for a cuppa late morning, and we had a couple of Kestrel out on the wing over the bird crop, and then when I was checking up on something else, Lesley saw a Linnet just beyond the bird table… That was in the morning…Mid afternoon, and Mandy came for a welcome catch up… She had just seen a ringtail Hen Harrier over at Saligo, on her way to here. Better was still to come with a cracking view of a male Hen Harrier following the fence line round the edge of the garden.. To finish off Mandy’s visit, there was a Sparrowhawk sitting down below the Pheasant feeder… Margaret saw a Merlin crash into the kitchen window, it flew away none the worse for wear!!
Source: Islay Birds