A rather noisy greeting at the visitor centre this afternoon. I was met by a large flock of jackdaws, which I think have been nesting in the trees outside the centre at Loch Gruinart. They put on some display. Apologies for the picture quality, it's the best I could do on my phone. The black specks are not midges in a cobweb but the jackdaws above the farm house. 

The weather here on Islay has been spectacular this past week and the same can be said for the wildlife, particularly on Tuesday's guided walk on the Oa. There was a wealth of wildlife enjoying the sun - from seals on the rocks below the cliffs, a pod of dolphins leisurely swimming by the American Monument waters to a kestrel hunting across the heather, and finally the golden eagle having a stretch of wings giving a lovely display of its vast wingspan.