Thank goodness we missed the most of the snow that other places seemed to have had. Mull is pure white, and I believe they had get some snow ploughs sent in from the mainland to help out.. Further South and Ireland too had a good covering on the hills there...Yesterday was Susan Miller's last day of this visit, and at the reserve at Gruinart, a male Shoveler showed well for Susan. Today, at Gruinart, James saw a Whinchat and heard Sedge Warblers and Grasshopper Warblers singing away. Helen Brown who lives over close to Ardnahoe reported in to say that she has had a pair of Yellowhammers regularly on her feeders. A pair of Hen Harriers are often seen out on the wing and recently a Redshank has taken up residence on Ardnahoe Loch of late.