I was speaking to Malcolm this morning, and the topic of the Goose count came up. Malcolm had done the count round Loch Gorm this week, and there had been relatively high figures for Gorm, so the figures will probably balance themselves out with the low count that James had yesterday on the reserve. We will just have to wait on the figures through from Tracey!
Some visiting birders in off the ferry this afternoon had seen an adult Mediterrean Gull down beside McArthur's Head as the ferry entered The Sound of Islay. One of them was well pleased as he saw his first "Scottish" Chough as 4 flew past just when they arrived. There were 13 birds in total going to the roost.