Thankfully back in harness with the weather also improving too.
Set against the tremendous results with skua sightings, both off the Outer Hebrides and within the Solwat Firth, I concentrated all effort into seawatching but with mixed results. Sadly no skuas whatsoever but 45 Light bellied Brent Geese, a Red throated Diver north and sustained sightings of Gannet, Manx Shearwater, Kittiwake, Auks ( mainly Razorbill) was both enjoyable and a great change after being "denied" any opportunity for fieldwork. A couple of Whimbrel remained along the coastline and a Great Northern Diver was offshore. Sadly, after tomorrow, it seems we're in for a period of easterlies, which may bring with it increased numbers of summer vistors given they seem to be at low ebb.