The track was passable yesterday so a late afternoon trip to Brough of Birsay to burn off a bit of energy and pre-birthday excitement (Mol's) was taken. There's no snow down on the coast, or very little at least. The last birds of the year were 4 Redwing, a ring-tail Hen Harrier and a Kittiwake shearing east (bit of a fib because when we got home the usual Starlings and Blackbirds were all around the house).
The first bird of the new year was Rook, heard from the garage when I closed up early in the morn.
New Year's greetings to you and enjoy 2010.