The Raptor says, "At least this stone chat knows how to use passing places. Maybe it could be a lesson to some of our human friends.
"Three days in a row now this bird has appeared as we pass, he then moves along from post to post as Callan Dubh walks along the road, until at the fourth post he flies all the was back to where his escort started and goes about his daily business."
On the subject of wildlife, Mr Richard O'Connor of Achosnich kindly 'phoned this morning to say that he had heard the first cuckoo of the year today, at least a week early. However, Mr Jim Caldwell of Portuairk informs me that the cuckoo first called there a couple of days ago, at least a week early. The next thing, gentlemen, is a picture of the bird.
Many thanks to the Raptor for the pictures.