Yesterday saw a huge passage of Terns, Common, Arctic and Sandwich, attracting in passing Arctic Skuas with their acrobatic attacks on any bird carrying a fish in it's beak.
A slow procession of Gannets dived among them, birds from nearby Troup Head or maybe heading further north to Shetland and several Manx Shearwaters glided across the choppy sea.
Sea duck numbers are dwindling, a few rafts of Common Scoter, the odd Velvet and a few small groups of Long-tailed Duck raced across the water.
A look for the White-billed Diver was unsuccessful, though there were several Great-northerns and a Red-throated offshore at Burghead.
Always one of my favourite places to birdwatch, the species list is often 60+ on a good day with sites for Tree Sparrow, Grey Partridge and Corn Bunting to add to the list as well as a few fresh water lochs to check also.