A bitterly cold day but thankfully no rain. A good check of patch early on produced nothing other than the resident Song Thrush and Robins. A trip over to Sandwick for a female Scaup was thankfully fruitful and a call from John Laurie was most welcome, he had found 4 European Whitefronts in front of Jon's house up at Skaw. As is usual for geese they were very wary and kept there distance well. Lets hope they get bored and fly a couple of miles south to my patch.