A belated return after a series of adventures, the most incovenient being my computer monitor going up in smoke and the wait until a replacement could be obtained!! All is now back to normal.
Counting geese for Scottish Natural Heritage through most of the day but then went down to The Oa to see a couple of Lapland Buntings that were with a group of Snow Buntings. All such was forgotten about when Andy Schofield and I came across two Red Kites at the very tip of The Oa. Both were tagged and early suggestions indicate they might be from the Highlands, although we wondered if there was a possibility of them coming across from the Northern Ireland scheme. Watching those and then various Hen Harriers pursuing the Twite flock was a real spectacle.
Returning home in the dark the first roadside Woodcock of the winter was near Gearach