Gary and Sam had been out over the weekend. On a walk down from Ballygrant Hall to Ballygrant Wood, they noted seeing many Robins, Wrens and Blackbirds in the trees, several Song Thrushes were seen, as were several fledged broods of Willow Warblers with Blackcaps calling away in the trees. On Loch Ballygrant itself, a pair of Tufted Duck with a duckling, 2 Mutes with 5 cygnets a single adult Little Grebe with 3 young were present. A distant diver proved to be too distant to get a positive on. on Loch nan Cadhan, the Mute Swans were seen with 3 cygnets, 2 Little Grebe were present as were many Sand Martins, hawking over the water surface searching for food. Sam, herself, had a Barn Owl float through their garden while she was out there with their dog the other evening.