This adder was out basking on a south-facing bank this lunchtime. Adders seem to have become much less common on Islay than they used to be, which has been quite plausibly put down, at least in part, to the considerable increase in the number of breeding Buzzards in the last 20-30 years. Once killed on sight on the island, they are now a protected species. All sightings of them would be welcome. Please use the recording form you will find by clicking on the "Species Recording Forms" tab.