|Oronsay looking over Islay and Jura|
So many birds were pointed out, including choughs, peregrines, lapwings, snipe, willow warblers and even a corncrake (heard but not seen). Indeed it was lovely to have various birdsong identified. Simon Barnes is an excellent journalist who writes in the London Times. He has just completed a book on birdsong and wrote in yesterdays paper,
Birdsong doesn't really need to be so beautiful. Not in terms of pure gene-surviving reductionism. So why does it bother?
|A rather scary Peregrine!|