|Snow Goose at Douglas Water, 29 March 2012.|
|Greenland White-fronted Geese at Rhunahaorine, Argyll and Bute 27 March 2012.|
Saw my first Swallows and Sand Martins on 27th with Chiffchaff singing outside the petrol station in Clachan as I filled up (at £1.45 / litre) ready for the journey home on 28th. No panic buying queues here.
Stopped on the way home yesterday along the M74 for the Snow Goose at Douglas Water. It was feeding in the fields with 182 Greylags when I arrived, flying onto the pool shortly afterwards.
Can't be sure of its credentials, but it was only a three mile detour. The last one I looked for was in Argyll in April 2011; I missed it but it was still there last July. Not a "good contender".
Nevertheless I enjoyed this one and there was an adult European White-fronted Goose (below) with the flock as a bonus.