On Tuesday, Bob had seen 15 Turnstone on Loch Indaal beside the Airport over at Glenegedale. Yesterday, James saw 3 Whooper Swans and the pair of Mute Swans out from the old hide at Gruinart. The Mutes had 5 cygnets in tow with them. Also on the reserve at Gruinart, James had a Merlin, heard 2 Water Rails as well as 3 Grasshopper Warblers. Late afternoon, we had 25 Chough fly up past from Machir Bay, just great seeing so many of them together. Today, a Merlin flew across the road, just after Rock Mountain and coming home later on, a male Hen Harrier flew across the road, just as we came down to the lane leading to Loch Gorm used by the fisherman.