Another month in, and only 1" of rain for May, a running total for the year of only 12.5", 10" less than last year to the end of May. I will not speculate from here on in!
Carl had a Moorhen, 8 drake Mallard, a Heron, pair of Redpoll, a Willow warbler, Chaffinch, several Pied wagtail and Meadow Pipits around the pond at the back of Cash Kelly's former house at Blackrock. On the tidal spit on the Strand at the top of Loch Indaal, 20 Oystercatcher and a Barnacle Goose with an injured wing were present. A pair of Red breasted Merganser were at Port Ban.
Bob Davison counted 105 Bar tailed Godwit at Gartmain and 20 Sanderling also on the shoreline of Loch Indaal.
A visitor had seen a Woodcock at Kildalton today and also a Red Grouse on the Rhinns.