Wednesday 6th February
Yesterday, Ashley Saunders and his group of birders from Oriole Birding had found a Todd’s Canada Goose amongst a flock of Barnies over close to Leorin which is over on the High road down at Port Ellen. Needless to say, today they have had no joy in finding either the Cackling goose or the Todd’s … that’s birding for you !!!
Also yesterday, before the weather broke down, Gary and Wendy Ruffel had walked up from Scarrabus and up to Loch Cam. Birds seen included a flock of Fieldfare, Buzzard, a group of Teal on Loch Cam itself with Raven and also Kestrel.
Up here at home this morning, the 2 local young Choughs were back having a nosey around, so fingers crossed that they are here to stay. Late afternoon, and a male Hen Harrier was seen flying over the bird seed crop, and on out over the rushes (next door!!) and away over the machir.
Source: Islay Birds