It was the raucous screaming of the gulls that made us look up - to see a fully-grown sea eagle being chased around the sky by several gulls....
....and a hoodie while, at a lower level, the oystercatchers along the beach were beside themselves with fury.
The eagle tried doing some leisurely circles over Ormsaigbeg but the harassment was so intense that he gave up and flew off in the direction of Ben Hiant.
Harassment by the hoodies seems to have discouraged our two resident buzzards from nesting in the high trees half way along Ormsaigbeg this year, for the first time since we've lived here. There seem to be far more hoodies and ravens than in previous years, with reports of as many as sixty ravens on Estate land.
In this morning's early mist Kilchoan Early Bird took this superb picture of a red grouse. By eleven the mist and low cloud were lifting to give us a stunning day, with the temperature in the shade soaring to 19C at lunchtime.
Many thanks to Kilchoan Early Bird for the picture.