Wednesday 1st May
Well, as promised the rainfall figure for April, it only came to a heady ONE INCH, the driest April since we bought the rainguage back in 2015… Marsali had only 1.7 inches of rain over at Mulindry…
Distillery Dave had heard a Cuckoo calling at Rockside and then this morning, he heard a Corncrake calling over there as well. The Blackwits were still present resplendant in their summer plumage. Gordon Graham had heard a Corncrake calling down in the reedbed at the Coastguards along with some noisy Sedge Warblers, both yesterday evening. I heard a Cuckoo calling up the gully behind Kilchoman House around 7 am today. Domald Jones had heard a Corncrake calling over at Coull today as well.
Source: Islay Birds