With the lull in the current stormy weather there was a chance to carry out the "Beached Bird Survey" on the Big Strand below Laggan Point towards the Airport. The only casualties found were a single Shag and also a Razorbill. Possibly with the recent high winds other birds could have been buried in drifting sand, or on the other hand there were no other birds which in itself would be good!
Also on the shoreline was this single Snow Bunting at the mouth of the River Laggan, there were 35 Black Backed Gulls, 150 Common Gulls, 120 Oystercatcher and 2 Buzzard which were soaring overhead. MS
Returning from collecting the papers, there were 4 Heron together, so were they back checking on last years nest site? Down below in the young grass field there were around 250 Skylark on the ground.