First trip out for a while with a drive up to RSPB Loch of Strathbeg, primarily to see if a reported Red-necked Grebe on the 8th was still about.
|Record shot of Red-necked Grebe from the Bay Hide ~ Lock of Strathbeg|
As it turns out my luck was in with some good scoped views early afternoon. Although the bird remained distant from the Bay Hide I did manage a few record shots. This is my first since relocating here permanently last year and also a late-year tick.
|Another shot of Red-necked Grebe|
100s of Whopper Swans about today as you'd expect, plus literally 1000s of Wigeon and while at the Bay Hide I also managed a couple of distant Scaup. Driving home through the backroads it's clear to see how much devastation the recent storms have reaped on the area. Literally, hundreds of trees felled and lots of flooding around with many fields playing host to the wintering Pink-footed Geese.
NEW Scottish Life-List Since Relocating Permanently to Aberdeenshire in October 2020