After a fruitless day yesterday a single Leach's Petrel seen flying north (!) early morning previous to conditions abating for a period. A few other species moving: Red-throated Diver, Ringed Plover, Kittiwake and two small parties of LB Brent Geese on the coast showed they'd arrived in overnight.
Later, around Loch Gorm between 50-60 Greenland White-fronted Geese were present, but none seen anywhere else, Tufted Duck numbers had risen to 70+ and a couple of parties of thrushes (Blackbird and Song Thrush, the latter very greyish birds )present but mobile.
Loch Gruinart had had an arrival of Barnacle Geese yesterday and overnight with ca. 300 present and 11 LB Brent Geese remaining.
Birds of prey again obvious with Hen Harrier,Peregrine,Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel around.
Later the winds more northerly and much more ferocious.....you can always tell when there's a real gale....you've to turn the sound up on the TV!!!!