Thanks for all your advice. Hope it stays a few weeks longer until I come back from North Uist. A Birder I know we ll told me he was fairly sure he saw a Hawfinch yesterday near the gliding club at Feshiebridge. I didn't know they were this far north. Anyone know if they are. Regards Roger
Quite a few reported for Nethy Bridge earlier this year. Also, previous sightings for Aviemore and Insh Marshes on Bird Track, so sounds very possible your friend was right.