With the temperature a chilly 7C here in the Lomond Hills today, and with an exfoliating wind, I decided to head on up West Lomond (pictured above) for what can only be described as a ‘bracing’ walk. The sun was out, so it seemed like a good idea.
And indeed it was! Because not only did I have a super sunny amble over pathless hills, I also saw two rarities in these parts.
No sooner had I hauled myself up onto the 522m summit of West Lomond, I saw a snow bunting flitting between the ancient cairns. Clear as day, flashing its white wings as it darted about with impressive agility in what was a steady gale force wind.
It took a bit of stalking and creeping on my part, as it appeared and disappeared at various locations on the summit plateau, but I eventually managed to snap a piccie: