15th June

The magic combination of easterlies and rain just produced a Cuckoo which flew around the island being attacked by everything that saw it and a Spotted Flycatcher trapped at Holland House; also seen was the male Red-backed Shrike still near Ancum and the Curlew Sandpiper which had moved up to Bewan where there were also 54 Knot around the loch.   A little look from the seawatch hide at the north end in the afternoon produced 6 Manx Shearwaters and the first Storm Petrel of the year.