A visit by Scholesy (remember him?) spurred me to go for a mega walk at the weekend. He saw a short-eared owl on my patch and I believe that to be a keel-hauling offence.
Still, it meant that I found a nice flock of snow buntings in among the rock pipits and skylarks at Mains of Portlethen (3rd record), and my second ever mistle thrush. Better still, there were eight of them in the flock. Unprecedented.
This is one of my best ever starts to the year.