Up on Ardnave Loch this afternoon were 14 Swans, and on checking them through, we noted 5 Mute and 9 Whooper. Also present on the water were some Wigeon, a few Mallard, and a few Tufted Duck also. Further round on the water's edge was a group of Oystercatcher. Not that I looked too hard but there was no sign of any Chough about, possibly further out on the dunes or down on the shoreline. There were quite a lot of Curlew in one of the fields. The Little Egret was present on the floods in front of the hide at Gruinart. There was a good showing of Geese at Coull, but none to be seen round at Ballinaby at all.