We went over this morning to RSPB Loch Gruinart reserve and gave Rory Crawford some help with the guided walk which takes place every Thursday from now on through to late October. It was heartening to see such a good turnout, 26 in all, of all ages from the pre school kids to several senior citizens. We had met up with Rory back in November, and that time he was our Guide for the day on Aride in The Seychelles. He certainly was not wearing his flip flops or his shorts today! We were able to give our visitors today a good cross section of the birds that Gruinart had to offer, from a male Hen Harrier out hunting, seeing some of the Geese, a selection of woodland birds and several different kinds of Ducks on the floods. Near to the end of the walk I saw 2 House Martins, certainly a new tick for 2009 for me! The rooks in the Rookery in the woods were as vocal as ever!