Thuirsday 12th March
Yesterday Dave and Jean Killick had been out and about
“We have been dodging the showers. We started around Bowmore where we spotted a Great Northern Diver and 2 Scaup.
Loch Skerrols was quiet except for a small flock of Tufted Duck and a pair of Bullfinches in the woods. In the fields at Eallabus there was a flock of at least 31 Skylarks.
Our last stop was a walk from Ballygrant through to Lily Loch. On Loch Ballygrant we found 3+ Little Grebes and as we walked through, we found a single Brambling, 12+ Redwings, a Grey Wagtail and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.”
Gary had also braved the elements yesterday as well…
“Went looking for the Lapland Bunting on the Coullabus road. No joy but had over 30 Reed Buntings at wee quarry near Lagstoban. Male Hen Harrier up at Finlaggan.”
Source: Islay Birds