Temperatures were cooler than of late, reaching a peak of 7 degrees Celsius. Wind was a moderate south westerly with mainly overcast skies.
There was a notable fall of migrants, with increased numbers of thrushes coming in off the sea. Notable sightings included ten Waxwing (nine in-off and one over Oceanview), 25 Woodcock, 1 SE Owl and a large pipit species, which flew north over the golf course but could not be relocated.
The sea watch was also productive with 14 Little Auk, 1 GN Diver, 1 BT Diver, 43 RT Diver, 1 RB Merganser, 1 Scaup, 1 V Scoter, 157 C Scoter, 2 LT Duck, 4 Goldeneye, 55 Wigeon, 10 Whooper Swan, 7 DB Brent and 18 PF Geese. The highlight however related to a single White-beaked Dolphin.
Five additional Little Auk and a Grey Phalarope were off South Landing, along with a female LT Duck, 1 GN Diver, 1 RB Merganser, 8 Goldeneye and 470 C Scoter. An additional 2 Whooper Swan flew south, whilst 6 DB Brent were noted feeding on the headland.
Sightings at Buckton included a ringtail Hen Harrier and 5 Woodcock in-off.
Whooper Swan, South Landing by Alan Walkington.
Long-tailed Duck, South Landing by Andrew Allport.