I got to the head of Loch na Keal where most of the birds seem to gather and found a flock of 20 Wigeon and about the same of Goldeneye. I parked up for a scan about and there was an Otter just disappearing from view round the near shore. I waited for it to reappear which it duly did and flushed about 15 teal off the near shore and then promptly disappeared never to return. I satisfied myself with a photo of the remaining Teal.This Grey Heron was waiting for his turn in the limelight and when I turned the camera on him this was the result....
'Wanna buy a watch, mate?'
A scan round the rest of the loch gave me 18 Slavonian Grebe and 5 GN Diver to add to the list by which time the weather had caught me up. I drove back along the South shore of Loch na Keal in a raging blizzard but I still managed to see a couple of Mistle Thrush, 6 Redwing, 5 Skylark, 2 Stonechat and I had a better look at the Stags too.
That would have been the end of this entry on the blog but as I was typing this up some friends of ours came into the shop. They had been out walking and had come across a Golden Eagle pellet. Another item for the nature table!