Sunday, 14 September 2008

Islay Dawn

Have been following the jazz festival over the past three days and this morning I was taking some Japanese folks out pre-dawn. We watched a Barn Owl hawking in the early shadows and then went onto Gruinart to witness the hundreds of Greylag Geese that have been arriving ove rthe past couple of weeks. (A report of a handful of Barnacles arriving yesterday). Against the salmon sky they were spectacular leaving for newly cut
barley fields. We then headed away down to Ardnave; Chough, waders and a single Hen Harrier. Yesterday as I was returning from a gig I walked from Foreland Road End to Port Charlotte. Scoter on the sea and two Slavonian Grebes with remnants of summer plumage.