Yesterday George heard a Cuckoo in the trees next to his house, and today he had a Sparrowhawk flying around as they do, causing great upsets...Bob had a Greenshank on the floods at Gruinart, and round at Ballinaby today he had a Barnacle Goose along with the Greylags, a Pink footed Goose was also there too. The other day there were 38 Greylags and a large Canada Goose in one of the fields next to his house.
Here at home at 4.30 this morning the Cuckoo was in full cry! Over at Ballinaby a male Marsh Harrier was seen this morning, and other visitors had seen a pair of Marsh Harriers up the top end of Jura. James today on the reserve had 6 Grasshopper Warblers, 4 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 8 Whitethroats, 1 Bullfinch (out on the hill) 3 Water Rail, 2 Cuckoos calling. Also seen were a Green hair streaked butterfly and also a Peacock butterfly.