A great day over here today, even the birds were singing away in the wood... tomorrow could be different, worse still there were a few noisy Fulmars in. The sea was noisy too.
James was on the phone with some figures from a count he carried out on the floods at the RSPB reserve at Gruinart on Thursday afternoon. The "scores on the doors" were as follows, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Herons, 4 Red breasted Merganser, 563 Teal, 62 Mallard, 53 Wigeon, 19 Shoveler, 41 Pintail, 295 Lapwing, 4 Mute Swan and 9 Whooper Swans.
Yesterday he had been down on the RSPB Oa reserve and had seen a female Merlin.