Wednesday 15th January
The weather, needless to say is the top topic tonight, as because of it being such a miserable sort of a day, not much on the birding front tonight… The ferry decided to set out from Kennacraig at 6 pm this evening and should be setting back over to Kennacraig shortly. Apart from the winds, there have been quite a lot of dirty, squally showers in the mix, one late afternoon, well, it was full of hailstones, clattering against the windows, not nice!!!
Bob saw an adult Iceland Gull down at “smelly corner” at lunchtime.
Up here at home, mid afternoon when I looked out at the feeders, there were around 10 Chaffinches and also 10 Goldfinches in and around the feeders, but on closer examination with my bins there were 2 Chaffinches and also 2 Goldfinches fitted with BTO rings on their legs, so must keep an eye out for some more birds with leg rings fitted. Thinking back, the other day there has been a Starling seen quite often lately with some bling fitted …
Source: Islay Birds