Down at Gartmain today were 4 Whooper Swans while back up here at home a Siskin was in at the bird feeders. Visitors had counted 22 Chough over the dunes at the back of Machir Bay, late this afternoon, and they also had heard a Corncrake calling in the reed bed below the Coastguard cottages. Earlier on they had seen a Cuckoo fly past down at Rockside road end. At the spit on Loch Indaal, the solitary Pale bellied Brent Goose was present while in Bridgend wood, at the mouth of the Rive Sorn a pair of Bullfinches were seen. Over in the woods at Kildalton, Chiffchaff and Blackcap were heard and along at Clouds cottage, a family of Siskin were noted. At Ardtalla, a pair of Shelduck were present with 8 young, also at Ardtalla was a family group of Redpolls. Yesterday, James had a Great Northern Diver in summer plumage calling away,close in to the shore at Uiskentuie.