A cloudy, but good day with plenty of evening sun. I was out and about on the reserve at Loch Gruinart, where I saw a family of ravens with 3 young still begging for food from their parents. I also saw 3 siskins in different parts of the reserve. Siskin is not that common on the reserve - has there been an influx?
Bob and Martin had been out yesterday around Loch Indaal between Bowmore and Gartbeck. They had 18 shellduck, 26 greylags, 34 eiders with 18 ducklings, 50 oystercatchers, 16 ringed plovers, 45 lapwing, 6 dunlin, 35 curlew, 46 bar tailed godwit, 28 black headed gulls and a total of 88 arctic terns.