A Swift was seen down at the Machrie last night around 7pm.
I knew that I spoke too soon about the Gannet, as I found it dead this afternoon, in around the same spot on the high water mark on Loch Indaal. It looked rather peaceful, not tangled up in any fishing line, in fact it was in quite good condition. Down off the pier at Bruichladdich, the Black Guillemots have proudly been presenting their young on the water. This evening, there was a flock of 24 Chough over the crag, presumably made up of mostly young birds before going into the roost.