In a diversion from their usual 'indoor' meet, the 'Islay Bird Nerds' met at Laggan on Monday night and Bob led a short walk around the point. It was a beautiful evening with the midges not bothering us until the wind dropped just as we were leaving. We watched Shags on the cliffs there and Gannets out to sea, but the highlight was definitely the Peregrine Falcons we watched soaring around the cliffs. Thanks to Ian and Margaret Brooke and Bob Davison for organising this event.
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