Yesterday, James had been down at Bruichladdich and had seen 3 Otters out in Loch Indaal, and later they were around the rocks, there was an adult and 2 large pups. Later on, he had been up round Ardnave, and saw 2 Great Northern Divers and 3 Red throated Divers. Just at the darkening at home he had a Tawny Owl. Also yesterday, a visitor had seen a Red Kite over at Machir Bay.
Today, James was back down at Bruichladdich, and saw 9 Purple Sandpipers. Out on Loch Indaal, he had a count of 2 Great Northern Divers, 4 Red throated Divers and 2 Slavonian Grebes.
Back here at home, the other day when we still had frost and snow, I forgot to say that we had a Brambling in amongst the birds at the feeders.