After speaking to Clark yesterday, we are both in agreement that our rainfall figures are similar for the month, giving us a grand total for the first half of 2010 of only 13.5", last year for the same time it was around 29"..... Having said that, already we have had almost as much rain in the first few days in July as we had in total in June, almost an inch!
Carl commented on that today was not exactly the best of days to be out, but from one of his windows at home there were plenty of Gannets and a few Terns to be seen fishing over Loch Indaal. Willow Warbler and Wren were present on the bushes in the garden at Coultorsay, with a young Song Thrush on the drive leading up to the house.
Here at home today, there were some young Greenfinches on the feeders, and on the wall up at the churchyard last night a Linnet was getting pestered by 4 youngsters looking for some food. This afternoon, I saw Marcus Covell out for a run along the road at the Strand at Uiskentuie, with Marcus having to watch out for a couple of dive bombing Arctic Terns!