|Pink footed Geese|
|Brent geese in front of the ferry (across the bay!)|
The road was very straight allowing us to stop on the side and use the car as a mobile hide. The geese were still nervous, and eventually took off and moved a few hundred yards further on, but not before I got a few shots off to show they were (I believe) pink footed geese.
The Mull of Galloway itself was majestic as ever, but windy, and there were no birds in view apart from the usual cruising gulls - it is winter after all!
We headed to port Logan for lunch only to find the pub there was under some major reconstruction. The bay was pretty as usual, but only oyster catchers were there in any number.
Our final goal of the day was a fair bet for wildlife, with the added bonus of a garden centre for us to stock up on food for our pond fish (if it ever thaws before we leave!) We headed to Wigg bay aand started to walk to the spit. The tide was rising, and curlew and oystercatchers were heading off the beach to the fields.
|Flock of Sanderling with ringed plover and turnstone|
Along the beach a small group of shellduck wandered away, just keeping their safety margin from the walkers.
As the sun went down we headed back home, stopping for a treat - takeaway fish and chips from the Star in Stranraer - great day!
|Widgeon grazing the tide line|