This young Hooded Crow was caught on camera by Michal yesterday as it hopped along this moss covered dyke. Today, Michal and Mary had carried out a count on Loch Gruinart, scores on the doors were as follows, 25 Common Gulls, 48 Herring Gulls, 60 Shelduck at the head of the loch, creche of 13 Eider ducklings, 134 Oystercatcher, 16 Whimbrel, 7 Curlew, 13 Ringed Plover, 5 Heron, 3 Redshank, 2 Dunlin and a Black tailed Godwit. Carl saw a Great Northern Diver on Loch Indaal from Port Charlotte this morning. Here at home, around 3 am the Corncrake moved down the hill, and started to call, so that was the end of sleep last night, little wonder that some folks actually shot them to get some peace! Possibly I should have shut the window. Better still this afternoon, I actually saw the blighter on top of the wall, but no camera or gun to hand!!!