James has just been on the phone to say that he has had a count of 570 Pale bellied Brent Geese at the top of Loch Gruinart, I thought I was doing well with a mere 18 on Loch Indaal this morning!
The "vols" from Gruinart had a walk round Ardnave today where they saw an Otter, 22 Pink footed Geese, 37 Redshank, 6 Golden Plover, 26 Ringed Plover and 5 Sanderling. Mary carried out the Thursday morning walk on the reserve at Gruinart, and was able to show her visitors Hen Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine and some Black tailed Godwit. There were a few Golden Plover along with the Lapwings, a couple of Snipe, and also Shelduck on the estuary. Back on the floods, in front of the hide were Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Pintail, Mute swans and Herons.