A very dull start to the day ensured dawn was somewhat protracted at best. In keeping with the weather birding unfortunately followed a similar pattern despite effort!
If I'm very honest I saw nothing today that was remarkable, or different to that recorded over the last few days, except a single Mistle Thrush, which was new for the year!! The day provided an opportunity to call in and retrieve survey forms from various people so nothing was lost. Predicted opportunities to complete Low Tide Counts ( BTO ) over Inner Loch Indaal have been partially frustrated due to tidal levels not turning out as schedules had suggested!! Clearly sufficient time remains to get one, or even two sessions in before the month end by keeping an eye open for the patterns of inundation occurring in the inner part of the loch.