The weather over here today has not been the best with a lot of heavy squally rain showers around, with the sea boiling away, the waves crashing over the rocks at Coull Point and further round at Saligo were really impressive!!! Back on Thursday, James counted 190 Redwings on the reserve at Gruinart. On Friday, he had a goose count, with the tally being 22,755 Barnies, 467 Whitefronts, 376 Greylags and a Canada Goose, hutchinsii sp. Visiting birder Angela saw the Red backed Shrike on Friday and again yesterday, still holding the same area close to Gruinart Farm. Friday evening, Emily had saw a Tawny Owl over at Gruinart and yesterday she had a Grey Wagtail over at Bridgend Woods sheltering from the rain!!! Some of the RAFOS group had seen a Golden Eagle out over the crag behind Machir Bay early this morning.