Some Interesting Jockanese Birds at last as Spring weather hits Arrochar. This was probably scripted in the Old Testament: 400 yards from my hotel bedroom window on Loch Long was a Black Guillemot 😨.
3 Red-breasted Mercedes 🚔 were also present as was a Greylag Goose.
I went up a baby mountain (3 Soil Hills) and got 2 Tree Pipit, several Lesser Redpoll, Garden Warbler, Blackcap & 3 Goldcrest.
On descending the WW packed slopes I did a partial circuit of the loch and got an Eider drake, another Garden Warbler, Blackcap & Tree Pipit then lunch break was signalled with a Spotted Flycatcher finally. Other birds on this leg were 1 each Chiffchaff, Grey Heron & Cormorant.
Song Thrush & Greenfinch also seen.
The flat tops of the walls on the loch side were festooned with cracked mussel shells; testimony to the work of the local Oystercatchers.
Sadly the pr Oysters that I saw nesting among the Herring Gull horde have abandoned the nest.
When I give up birding tomorrow at least it will be on a high note.