Well, it was just a well that Megan our dog was sleeping in the porch at the back door last night, as when I looked out into the garden this morning, her former "kennel" was now a designer flat pack, surprisingly the window was not broken! No, I am not intending to rebuild the same kennel.... Having said that the wind had dropped down, and down came the rain too, the best part of an inch in all, not the best of days for bird watching.
I was speaking to a couple of visiting birders who managed to see a male Hen Harrier, a new tick and on their wish list for the week. They had been up at Ardnave yesterday and saw the Choughs up there, the weather had not at least put them off. They had also seen the seals along with their pups over on Nave Island.