Rather a miserable evening outside at present, the plane would have got in earlier on but certainly not now with cloud/dank mist and drizzle shrouding the crag, almost Autumn weather. On a more positive note, the combine was out at Rockside yesterday and made a start to the harvest before the rain in the evening!!!
James had some sightings from over on the reserve at Gruinart, mainly a lot of Dunlin on the estuary, just short of 2,000, well up on the previous count of over 1300+. There was a single Turnstone seen amongst the Knot that are still here, as were 53 Redshank. From his own house, he had seen 3 separate Hen Harriers out hunting, and had another male bird further over on the reserve later on. On the "game" crop he had 35 Twite, and this afternoon when over here at his sheep, he had another 33 on the wing.