Three more year-ticks for the patch today - a Pochard on the loch, a Jack Snipe flushed from the spring and 38 Snow Buntings south over Moast beach, that's now 56 species and 76 points for the PWC. Also around the patch today - Barnacle Goose (present for the last 4 days), 3 Fieldfare and 11 Snipe.
Having missed some Bean Geese on the patch earlier in the day, headed over the runway to Exnaboe to check the Greylag flock there. First flock - 3 Bean Geese - job done ! Back at home, tried to get them on the house list with the 'scope, but all I could see was a flock of geese. I needn't have bothered, as at about 4pm a flock of Greylags landed in front of the house and among them - 3 Bean Geese - it was the same flock.
So, sat at home, building myself up to do the patch again when the phone rings, it's Graeme Ball "Are you interested in seeing a Glossy Ibis ?" my reply - "Nah, I'm not going all the way up to Unst, I saw the one at Nesting in 2002", Graeme - "No, I've just found one at Spiggie, I'll pick you up in a few minutes" ! I'll get me coat. A few minutes later, and there it was, in a field full of Greylags.