wind switched round into the SSE while remaining brisk and cold; a little
seawatch produced a Great Skuapast the Lighthouse (the
first one since October and somewhat surprisingly the first December record I
could find) along with 130 Auk sp. in twenty minutes.Other birds seen around the lochs included 3
Mute Swans, 8 Gadwall, 5 Pintail, 10 Shoveler, 4 Goldeneye, a Hen Harrier, a Merlin,
4 Ruff still, 135 Common Gulls, a Robin, 3 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing and 19 Snow
Buntings on the beach at Brides.