Well, it's been a long week for everyone over here, and it is now time to try to put it all behind us and move on. It will take a long time that's for sure, but with the community here, I am sure we will all rally round and do our best.
I had an e mail through from Tony Johnson, the other day relating to a Whooper Swan that he had seen down beside Loch Gorm back on 26th of October, KS1. This bird was originally rung in August 1999, in Iceland. It overwintered that year at WWT Martin Mere. It put in a brief appearance in Nov 2001 before heading over to Co Monaghan. It was at Martin Mere again briefly in 2002, and since then sightings have all been in Ireland. Infact the time previous to Tony spotting it this year, was back in March 2005.
Louise had seen some Goldcrest as well as several Long tailed Tits in the forestry over on Jura. Not to be outdone, Gordon, her other half, had 9 Short eared Owls last night!