It is rather calm outside at present, and surprisingly, no midges are out, better not speak too soon, as we might go out around midnight and listen for any calling Corncrakes..
Today Peter had a count of 65 Bar tailed Godwits at the head of Loch Indaal. Gary today had been out with clients and reported in this evening to say that they had seen the drake Ring necked Duck and also a Red throated Diver on Loch Finlaggan.. The Rose coloured Starling was still present over at Laphroaig. Here at home, there appeared to be not so many Goldfinches around. It was great to see some young Swallows out hawking over the game crop. Last years crop is not as good as we had hoped but the same mixture to which I added some Oilseed rape seed sown late April, looks really well, so fingers crossed for the seeds for the birds to eat later on.