It’s always nice to get a new tick on your garden list. So you can imagine Selina Wilkinson‘s delight at adding Cattle Egret to her garden list when not just one but eleven birds appeared in the field behind her house in Girvan in October. And it wasn’t just new to her garden: it was new for the county. Cue twitch. Amazingly, more birds turned up, this time in North Ayrshire at Hunterson and Kilwinning. The photos below show some of the birds. My thanks to Dave Grant, Angus Hogg and David Lynn for sending them in. As fastest off the shutter, Dave’s picture also makes it to the Ayrshire Bird List.