Since my last post I've been out gulling (as expected) but had nothing out of the ordinary, except a Glaucous Gull which spent around 5 hours on Seaton Common, during its stay the bird must have walked approaching 20 mile around the common. Quite entertaining.
However I crumbled and ended up on North Uist for the Harlequin Duck. The trip started off amazingly with a Golden Eagle being picked up from the port in Uig, Skye. The bird was then joined by an immature White-tailed Eagle and a second Golden Eagle! They put on quite a show, these were my first Golden Eagles for approaching 3 years I believe, but I'd have to check my records. We then got onto the ship for the crossing to North Uist, the expected specialities seen on the crossing over as well during the visit; Black Guillemot and Great Northern Diver all in good attendance.
The boat trip back was one to be remembered with at least 4 Golden Eagles and a single very distant White-tailed Eagle. Pulling into port at Uig saw another cracking Golden Eagle over the hillside, a cracking bird to finish of a cracking twitch. A one I will cherish for a long time.
Until next time, Foghorn out!