The drive to the north side gave a Marsh Harrier hunting by the road. The feeders at the hide had loads of Lesser Redpoll and 3 Siskin, but no sign of any Mealies while I was there.
After East Chev I caught up with a distant, scruffy Black-necked Grebe and then headed for Prestwick Carr. Having failed twice after work this week I wasn't overly confident in the Short-eared Owl showing on such a windy day. Hit lucky as a pair of angry Lapwing forced the owl up briefly before it disappeared behind a hedge.