Yesterday's entry about the Crossbill image was incorrect, I had misread the e mail through from Tony Johnson, the image was taken on last Tuesday, 18th May at Loch Allan, not on Saturday at Bunnahabhain, my mistake!
Carl heard a Cuckoo at Foreland today. At Bruichladdich there was a flock of 20 Ringed Plover with small flocks of Dunlin on the shoreline along with a single Turnstone. From Carl's house, looking across Loch Indaal to the cliffs at Laggan, Carl reckons that there around 25 Fulmar there on the ledges.
Yet again as I write this evening, the Cuckoo is calling away outside. It can be a bit annoying, especially first thing in the morning.... Today there were 3 Collared Doves out on the grass out the front. Over at Gartmain, there was a large group of Oystercatcher and Godwits, but they were grouped together as the tide was coming in so hard to get a right count of them.