Wednesday 17th April
Alistair Hutchison from Bowmore was in touch today with a couple of sightings. The other day, he had seen a Blackcap in the woods at Bridgend, between Islay House and Blue Houses . Earlier on in the week, he had seen a Dipper on the River Sorn, just above the Woollen Mill.
James, today had a male Brambling in his garden at Mill cottage. On the floods at Gruinart, 20 Blackwit were present with 10 Barnies seen on the flats. This evening, Mike saw 6 Sandwich Terns and also 2 Commic Terns out on Loch Indaal. Up at Foreland House, there were Willow Warblers and Chiffchaff seen and heard everywhere. Also present were plenty of Swallows with some returning Lesser Redpolls displaying there as well.
Source: Islay Birds