Thursday 15th August
Well late morning/ early afternoon I managed to cut the grass which is just as well as the weather has gone downhill since with a few showers of rain falling since then, and by the sound of the forecast, more heavy rain is coming in later on tonight and tomorrow…
Peter and Mike had spent a couple of hours doing a 2 hour stint of sea watching down at Frenchman’s Rocks this morning. During a 30 minute spell, they had a passage of 70 Manx Shearwater going past.. They also had seen plenty of Gannets, with a smaller number of Kittiwakes and Fulmars on passage but no Auks were seen at all. Top birds were 2 Arctic Skuas (1 Dark and also a light phased bird) as well as a Great Skua.
Richard Williams had seen a Wheatear down at Kintra today, also seen was a Rock Pipit and also a Buzzard on top of a fence post with many Greylags seen in the fields in the same area.
Source: Islay Birds