It was a pleasant walk down to the waterside with the usual selection of Siskin, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff and Common Crossbill, a definite influx of Willow Warblers and a single Redstart but the highlight for me was a couple of singing Tree Pipits. The loch itself was extremely quiet with the exception of two pair of Goldeneye which were likely nesting nearby.
|Red Grouse abundant around the Cairngorms|
|At least nine Whimbrel along the Ythan Estuary|
|The Ythan Estuary mouth also holds a huge population of Grey Seal|