James had done a count of the birds on the floods in front of the hide at Gruinart, earlier on this week. The following were seen, 1065 Teal, 1 Moorhen, 2 Heron. 2 Red breasted Merganser, 164 Wigeon, 6 Mute Swan, 67 Shoveler, 51 Pintail, 18 Mallard, 68 Redshank, 83 Lapwing, 16 Curlew, 5 Gadwall, 2 Shelduck and 1 Cormorant.
Also this week James had seen 5 Hen Harriers at the roost, consisting 2 males and 3 females. Round at Erasaid, just down from Gruinart, there was a Tawny Owl calling/ hooting. JRH