A quick stop off at Echna Loch/Bay on the way home this afternoon had all the action on the sea side of the road today. Echna Loch was pretty empty with just a few gulls on it.
Over on Echna Bay were two Black-headed Gulls, two Great Black-backed Gulls, two Eiders, 20 Long-tailed ducks, 14 Wigeon, 2 Mute Swans and some good close up views of a Great Northern Diver. On the beach there were three Oystercatchers and new for the patch list this year two Pied Wagtails.
News in this evening from Barrie that a Woodpigeon was seen around Ourigaire this morning. That is a species still needed for this year's patch list so a small detour on the way to work in the morning maybe on the cards.