Last night or rather first thing this morning, the second Corncrake count was carried out. On our patch, we only managed to hear 2 calling males. One possible theory for the low count was that the males have managed to find a mate and therefore quiet, another theory is that there are possibly more feral cats around. I have not spoken to Michal yet, to hear how other areas tallied through. There were several Sedge Warblers calling away, as well as a few Lapwing and Oystercatcher too.
This morning there was a Golden Eagle out on the thermals above the crag here at home while the Chiffchaff is still calling in the wood. The Cuckoo is still present, but thankfully, not quite as vocal as he was earlier on in the season!
Over towards the Lily Loch behind Port Askaig this afternoon, there were a pair of Siskin in the wood, and a Grasshopper Warbler calling away. Coming back home over the Glen road from Ballygrant, there were quite a few Ravens to be seen