Has summer arrived, we beg to ask. Yes the sun has been shining all day and it provided us with a little warmth too, not a lot but a start in the right direction... Dave had a Whooper Swan today down on Loch Kinnabus. Here at home, this afternoon there was a hen Pheasent proudly strutting about showing off her brood of 6 youngsters, a Blackbird was carrying food back to her nest , up in the shed the young Starlings do n't half make a noise when they hear you enter the shed, am I meant to feed them as well??? Round at Ballinaby there were around 50 Ringed Plover and 10 Dunlin, in the next field 2 Lapwing, one with 3 chicks, another with 4, across the the road a pr Greylags with 2 goslings. Coming home the Sand Martins were out hawking for food, and earlier on this afternoon the Corncrake was calling away good style while I was cutting the grass.