James saw his first Wheatear of the year up at Ardnave today, possibly the first one this year as I have not heard of any others being seen. Also at Ardnave, he had 4 Purple Sandpiper, on Ardnave Loch were 10 Whooper Swan, while down on the reserve at Gruinart, James had 41 Whooper. There are still 18 on Loch Gorm.
One set of visitors who left for home today were Chris and Tony Johnson from Bolton who had given us some of their sightings through the week. Another birder just arrived last night had seen a pair of Golden Eagle today, and later on down at Portnahaven he had a ringtail Hen Harrier.
Back here at home there was no sign of the Siskin, but there was a Reed Bunting on the feeders, and the temperature rose to double figures!