A quick pre-work run around of the Southerness Point area this morning: Red-breasted Goose still with Barnacle Geese near West Preston Farm (Loaningfoot) and 100 Fieldfare with 30+ Twite on the telegraph wires there. These Brent Geese (dark-bellied but one paler) were with a small flock of Barnies associating with 800+ Pink-footed Geese. The paler-bellied bird certainly isn't a classic example, surely?
The redhead Smew was still on the fisheries pond near Kirkbean but I failed to find any Scaup at Carsethorn at high tide and the pint was devoid of any small waders, so no Purple Sandpipers.
A look on the lochs this afternoon was quite fruitless. Aucehnreoch was almost bird less apart from a couple of Goosanders, Milton was a little better with a drake Scaup in sixty or so Tufted Ducks.