I began down by the harbour hoping for a great northern diver. A winter 'guilly' showed nicely...
...as did the returning black-necked grebe.
At first the great northern was hiding among the marina yachts but Carl knew roughly where it was and it duly reappeared.
A red-throated diver had been seen just outside the harbour but suddenly reappeared in the middle of the main harbour. These images were very monochrome so I converted this one to black and white and increased the contrast. Last harbour shot of a great black-backed gull. Holbeck for possible mediterranean gulls. Any regular reader will know I can't resist snapping a med. gull. Here's a few!
I rounded off my day by calling at Victoria Road as two women birders stopped to chat and told me they'd been photographing them opposite The Spa pub. They only appeared fleetingly when I called but I managed a few shots.
Finally, here's one I failed to notice among some rather blurred photos taken from the car last March approaching the Lochaline ferry on the A884 en route to Mull.