Coming back from Goose counting today, Malcolm had 15 Whooper Swan resting up on the sand at the head of Loch Indaal, below the Nurse's cottage at Bridgend. Further round at Carnain, the male Mute Swan was starting to bring material in for their nest. Back at Bruichladdich, and Malcolm had 5 Purple Sandpiper.
Today, Sandy MacTaggart from Machrie Croft had counted 45 Whooper Swan flying in from the sea and Machir Bay. They then flew on and headed North to Saligo Bay and further on past in the direction of "The Opera House rocks".
Yesterday George had seen a pair of Shelduck return to their nest site again, and similarly also yesterday, I saw the pair here at home too.