Recently on Islay we have started to say goodbye to the some 30000 barnacle geese and say hello to some African migrants – with the first swallow sighting of the year on the 7th April.

Bats are beginning to get hungry and emerge from hibernation with sightings of them throughout the day.

We have also had a vagrant green-winged teal appear at our South Hide. Somewhat of a detour from its North American home.

Signs of spring are beginning to bloom – with calving well under way at Aoradh and the first lamb appearing just this morning! The hope that there will be more in time for our Farm Open Day on 22nd April.