James had been up for a quick walk at Ardnave this afternoon and had seen a total of 42 Goldfinches which were in several groups rather than all together. He also had 5 single Woodcock, 1 Jack Snipe and loads of Snipe, mainly where the small streams were coming out of the dunes and before entering Loch Gruinart itself. Back on the reserve at Gruinart and 3 single Hen Harriers were noted.
Here at home, and 3 new ticks, 4 Common Gulls were in eating at the food on the ground at the bird feeders, a Woodcock in the wood, and lastly 10 Lapwing were down in the fields. All have been seen around before but possibly more evident as the cold weather continues, the saving grace possibly is that we are fortunate not to have any snow to speak of.