A fruitless journey (again) up north at least provided me with a chance to test out my new camera & lens. First stop was Hogganfield Loch in Glasgow and a search through the wildfowl, no sign of the Lesser Scaup but a nice female Scaup performed well with its Tufted cousins.
Once in Shetland managed views through the snow of the lingering Tundra Bean Goose at Sandwick feeding with Greylags then a quick shop at Tesco and it was over to The Catch. Plenty of action with at least 6 juv Iceland Gulls plus a juv Glaucous Gull present, lots of Eiders, Shags & Fulmars which all gave great opportunities for photography.
Footnote : BT are wankers.