WIB News – August – September

Hello again folks, weather has continued to be varying. From wet to dry and everything else in between. But that has not stopped us getting out and about with visiting wildlife watchers.

We have had great views of Gannets fishing just offshore and an eagle eyed visitor spotted a Bonxie (Great Skua) flying towards us over Loch Gorm on one of our trips out.

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There are big movements of returning waders after their breeding season further north and in the hills. Dunlin, Ringed Plover and Sanderling flocks are building on the beaches. Goldfinch, Linnet and Meadow Pipits are abundant along the island road sides making use of the insects and seeds from road side flowers.

Several small pods of Porpoise have been seen in the Sound of Islay. Basking Common Lizards have been seen on the warm sunny days.

Oh well summer is over, most spring migrants have started the return to warmer climes. Bring on the geese and white winged gulls.
Gary

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