After 2 weeks at Loch Garten on Osprey duty it's nice to be back and see a few waders again!
You'd be doing well to miss a Greenshank at the moment. It feels like every time I go outside I hear one flying over.
The peak count last week was 19!
Lapwing numbers are healthy now and good number are on the pools just outside the visitors centre and there have been one or two Ruff around too.
Willow Warblers are around too and some, presumably youngsters, are pretty yellow.
(ETA- this was taken from the visitor centre yesterday morning- several of the young Willow Warblers are even perching on the centre windowsill now! Diana)
There have been 2 Marsh Harriers, one wing tagged, flying over the reedbeds and a peak count of 4 Ospreys keep things interesting.
Anyway, here is a list of what's around:
Greenshank 19, Ruff 3, Lapwing, Curlew, Marsh Harrier 2, Osprey 4, Willow Warbler, Tree Sparrow, Reed Bunting, Tawny Owl (at night), Whooper Swan, Mute Swan.