On Saturday I took John to see the Osprey which folk keep reporting on Loch Gorm. We didn't see it, but we did get mobbed by Whinchats whilst walking down to Loch Gorm. There was a whole family of them. It was delightful.
Near Ballinaby I took a photo of this glorious wild flower meadow - Speedwell, hawkbit, Self-heal and lots of other flowers adorned the field.
Meadow at Ballinaby
At Gruinart hide we heard the Snipe drumming and watched it feeding at the edge of the flats in the long grass for quite some time.
This is a blog of natural history notes maintained and moderated by members of the management committee of the INHT: Fiona MacGillivray, Martin Armstrong, David Webster, Andrew Kent, Isobel Freeman, Bernard Hannett, Danielle Vessey and Alistair Hutchison, and our Centre Managers, Mandy and Gary.
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