Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Spotted Crake Sunset

A cracking tour starting early morning and ending late tonight. In fact I have just got in at 23:35 hrs.! We saw Whooper Swan, female Garganey and plenty of different waders and corvids too. An Osprey disappeared over Ballygrant towards the loch. Then having headed out for Gruinart in the evening we witnessed a most exquisite sunset from
Borachill Mor - the sun relecting in a wee lochen - unforgetable. Down over the flats and towards Ardnave Snipe drumming, Corncrakes, Chough in the dusk and silent too, Barn Owls, and Tawny. And.... a Spotted Crake to finish. Utterly magical!