Hogganfield Loch, Saturday 27th January

Went to Hogganfield Loch with my daughter Heather so she could feed the birds, there was a Pink-footed Goose with the Greylags. The usual birds were at the car park, Whooper Swan, Mute Swan, Goldeneye, Goosander, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull and Black-headed Gulls.
It's a great place for watching birds at close range no matter how experienced you are.

Possil Loch, Mugdock CP and Millichen

Above: Me Shrike hunting at Mugdock Country Park today !!!
Went for a walk around Possil Marsh SWT Reserve and saw the following - 2 Mute Swans, 127 Wigeon, 248 Teal, 2 Pochard, 22 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 34 Coot, 3 Snipe, 34 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Herring Gulls, 2 Foxes and 7 Roe Deer from 0830-1100hrs
I had a look around Dumbrock Muir at Mugdock Country Park for a couple of hours between 1130 - 1330 hrs to Look for the Great Grey Shrike but could not see any sign of it.
Stopped off at Millichen on way home and saw 11 Twite, 16 Tree Sparrows, 8 Yellowhammers and a Fox at West Millichen Farm at 1420hrs

Grounded by the Flu !!!

Have ended up with the flu again, hopefully will be able to get out and about again soon.

Tufted Duck ???

I use the name Tufted Duck loosely with this bird, it has been on the Heritage Loch in James Hamilton Heritage Park, Stewartfield, East Kilbride for at least two weeks now and has some very unusual features, if anyone has any ideas feel free to post them. The bird is slightly smaller than the other Tufted Ducks and has strange copper coloured markings showing through the plumage, it also has green showing through on the tertials, the beak speaks for itself!!!