Disheartened we headed to Laurieston, where the grim weather conditions were far from ideal for raptor watching. We did have scores of Red Kite and Buzzard in the area, but a complete lack of Golden Eagle or Hen Harrier.
On to Caerlaverock, where we were a bit more successful. Obviously boat-loads of Barnacle Geese and Whooper Swan were seen along with a field full of Pink-footed Geese. A Brambling was on the feeders, while a Merlin hunted the saltmarsh before perching up for photos.