The first Lesser Black backed Gull of the year (trying hard to be a Yellow legged Gull) was at Loch Barvas midweek. Today a first winter Iceland Gull was in west Loch Roag.
Otherwise winter reigns. 14 Slavonian Grebes and 30 Eider off Reef today were noteworthy but ‘hooky beaked’ birds dominated.
The days haul from a trip west was three White-tails, eight Golden Eagles, a Peregrine and Mr Snowy Owl – this time in Uig at Mangersta. I also reminded myself how hard it is to digiscope flying raptors.