15th January, an unexpected trip

A phone call from friends, would we like to go and look for a grey plover. One had been spotted yesterday on the bird count. So off we went in the pouring rain. we didnt have long to wait before seeing a lovely merlin sitting on the wire in the drizzle. ¬†peering through scopes in vain for the grey plover. hampered by very poor visibility. Teal, widgeon and another brief appearance of the merlin.No luck, mabe another day. We carried on to take a circular route, White tailed eagle, red deer, otters and a great but rainy view of a pink foot goose at the end of our trip. A very enjoyable few hours.