Spotted in a field near Ballinaby, a Curlew standing on a fence post, calling out loudly before flying off into the field.
In early July 2015 the Scottish Ambulance Service sent their new next generation air ambulance helicopter on a tour around the Scottish islands. On 3/Jul/2015 it visited Bowmore, here it is taking off from the school playing fields.
One of the many Swallows which come to Islay for the summer. This one had just taken off from the branch you can see below it, just outside the hide at RSPB Loch Gruinart.