A day of birding , seeing friends and enjoying life! It's also sunny and warm.
A mixed day of watching a pair of Short-eared Owl hunting over an open moorland followed by an immature Great Northern Diver on Loch Indaal provided the contrasts that Islay can offer at this time of year. Whilst much beyond was routine, although singing Blackcap was a nice find, the day was gentle, but productive. All in all, a good day linked with submissions to other sites on current issues ( see Raptor Politics ).