Today, James managed to slip out of the office and escape down to the hide. He was well rewarded with the Little Egret out on the floods directly in front of him, and also there were some Bar tailed Godwits on view too. Last night, he had a Barn Owl out hunting over the reserve.
Down at Gartmain this afternoon, there were 54 Mallard, 20 Wigeon, 12 Pintail, 32 Lapwing, some Oystercatcher, a single Redshank, and also a solitary Curlew. At the harbour in Bowmore were a pair of Goldeneye, a dozy Heron with its head tucked in, on the breakwater, and 22 Turnstone between the harbour wall and the Distillery. They were busy feeding on the water's edge.