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Always Birding
A qiuck visit to Kildonan this evening just before high tide when there were 25 Knot [a mix of adults and juveniles] 5 Black-tailed Godwits anf 4 Ruff on the beach



OH Bird Recorder
Called by Loch Bee this morning and the Spoonbill was still there, though a little distant and every now and again would fly high into the air, circle round a few times then land and feed for a while.

A White-tailed Eagle was also patrolling the loch shore every now and again causing chaos.