Dave Woods had taken a walk in Ballygrant woods yesterday and reported back to say that it was "hooching with fledged Tits, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps and Robins". Also there was a Spotted Flycatcher and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Today, down on the reserve on the Oa, Dave had 3 Hen Harriers, 2 Buzzards and 5 Chough. Mary today had a Corncrake trying to cross the road along the flats at Gruinart, or was it a road runner? Along beside the RSPB office at Bushmills, Mary had a Siskin. By the way, it is raining outside this evening, just as well I clipped some sheep this morning, and cut the grass this afternoon....bet the sheep are not thinking the same!!!