|Barnacle Geese at Southerness with Criffel in the background, 28 October 2012.|
Many of the Barnacles were resting by the little burn at the east end of the bay with some loafing gulls and Oystercatchers. The sea was a little quiet with the dropping tide but I did see a couple of Red-breasted Mergansers out there.
It wasn't really a day for searching for migrants in the bushes so I concentrated on the geese. A drive around to Powillimount produced a lot more Barnacles but despite a fairly thorough search I couldn't find anything unusual. Surely there had to be something in this lot?