James was on the phone earlier with some sightings over the last few days. On Friday, he had 28 Arctic Terns on Loch Gruinart itself, and last night once the wind had calmed down, (around 11pm I am told), James went out round the reserve to count any calling Corncrakes. He managed to hear 8 in all and a further 4 birds next door on Craigens. He also heard a Water rail in front of the hide, and down in the wood at Erasaid there was a Tawny Owl calling. While he was out he also saw 2 Barn Owls hunting for prey.
The good weather continued on today, and James saw some Painted Ladies and also some Highland Darters out on the wing. JRH