A walk/drive out to various points on the Rinns was enjoyable , although the wind took the edge off things! There was little happening over the sea and not that many birds around the coast, other than Shags and the odd GBBG and Herring Gull. A few Common Gull fed on likely looking pastures along with low numbers of Curlew, Lapwing and Golden Plover and a couple of flocks of Starling.
Whether it's indicative of the weather having any effects already, or not, I'm conscious that I've not seen as many Wrens or Stonechats around compared to normal. Of interest were two skeins of Barnacle Geese that came north over the southern coast, flying very high, and gave the impression of coming over from Ireland.