James too has been out on the prowl, out trying to hear Corncrakes mainly! On Saturday evening, late on he had a count of 10 in the Gruinart area alone. He also heard a couple of Water rail and had a Short eared Owl. Yesterday, James saw a Large Red Damselfly, and tonight was commenting on seeing several young Song Thrushes.
Carl had a Grey wagtail on the River Sorn at The Woolen Mill. Later on at Jura House Gardens, Carl saw 12+ House martins and some Song Thrushes feeding young. On the shoreline below Jura House, Arctic Terns were seen, and at Ardfin a Cuckoo was heard. There appear to be a more Cuckoos being heard this year, even a report of one being heard in the middle of the church service at Kilmeny yesterday!