Trip reports

Black Isle

Black Isle

Sunday, 14 December 2008

First stop was at the overlook to Munlochy Bay where we saw a large flock of greylag geese and waders including curlew, knot and redshank. A pleasant walk from Newall Point along the bay produced a flock of linnets and other passerines, also many scaup on the sea. At Udale bay a peregrine was spotted in a tree and then we had good views of it flying across the bay. On the short drive to Cromarty we saw eiders, red-breasted mergansers and a splendid long tailed duck. A total of 61 species were seen and Doreen, our group leader, won the sweep correctly guessing the total. Unfortunately this did not make up her disappoinment at not seeing waxwings, which had been promised!!