Quite a long seawatch in seemingly favourable conditions but with very little moving, either in volume or variety. A few Red throated Divers broke the monotony but little else. The weather looks as if it could favourably influence passage over the next couple of days, although tomorrow will be "sacrificed" due to considering Low Tide Counts for Loch Indaal with Neil Calbrade( British Trust for Orniyhology ).
These are surveys, repeated every six years, that basically document the distribution of feeding birds at low tide and, in the process,identify the most important sections within the estuary. Such information is crucial should any developments be considered,or other fundamental changes, that could affect the estuary.