I shouldn't complain too much as I have been indulging in my other passion outside birding & wildlife and that is archaeology and history, and we have visited some cracking historical sites this past week.
Whilst we were away in western Scotland we did see plenty of birds and these included in no particular order Red-throated Diver (2 - 3 outside our cottage everyday), Common Sandpiper (regular on the beach outside the cottage), Hooded Crow (everywhere), Red-breasted Merganser, Twite (it's like winter birding on the patch), Siskin (large numbers coming to the garden feeders), Buzzard, Gannet, Rock Pipit, Fulmar, Rock Dove, Shag, Whinchat, Raven, Lesser Redpoll and Black Guillemot.
Below are a few holiday snaps!
(Blurry) Hooded Crow
One of the regular 'Red-throats'
The hamlet where our holiday cottage was
Arran (above & below)
See you at the weekend!