Hello From Wild Islay Birding May & June

Spring migrants are well into their breeding cycle with young wheatear and whinchat being seen about the island. Sea watching has been exciting with good views of gannets, fulmar and manx shearwater passing by on the way to nearby fishing grounds.

I watched a herd of deer recently on the hills with clients and we could see that the males had dropped their antlers. Hare leverets have been seen in the growing grass and barley fields.
We have been out with clients from Canada, the USA and Australia recently and is always a pleasure to show them the island.

More butterflies are emerging with the warmer weather and it is good to see them, they emerge at different times, found small lane when out with clients and we had large white, orange tips, speckled wood and small tortoiseshell butterflies all active around the stinging nettles on the banks of the lane.

Cheery for now.

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