Armin sent this image of a Snipe drumming, taken yesterday evening over at Gruinant..
Armin's image clearly shows the tail feathers out which cause the drumming sound, good one Armin.
Returning visiting birder, John Wilson is back again for another Islay fix. John popped in for a catch up this afternoon and told me of seeing Reed Buntings and Sedge Warblers down at the reed bed leading to Machir Bay. Later on, we watched our "local" Chough pair trying to coax their 3 youngsters out from the nest. It took them a week last year, so we will see how long it takes this year.