Snow lying means sledging, but it can often produce interesting birding. Despite nearly getting the car stuck at an icy Cross Street the best we could muster was a frozen out Greenshank. A chiffchaff in bushes by Engebrets was a surprise as was the Long tailed Tit in Stornoway Woods. Tristan had a Little Grebe in the harbour, but no sign of any Iceland Gulls.
On the Westside a family of four Greenland Whitefronts at Labost was nice. Six Whoopers desperately tried to keep a patch of Loch Ordais from freezing while 140 Golden plovers, 3 Sanderling and 5 Dunlin scuttled on the shore. 9 Goldeneye was the best on loch Barvas, but the 26 Tufties there were probably an amalgamation of birds from all down the frozen Westside. Nine Purple Sandpipers are at Siadar.