The Safari went to work in weird conditions today - snow was falling from a clear blue sky, not a cloud in sight!
We went out onto Patch 2 and instantly felt the wind chill, the breeze carving its way mercilessly through our fleeces and jackets.
The sea was well chopped up making counting the Common Scoters tricky - we guesstimated about a thousand but there were probably more further out.
No sign of the Surf Scoter or any Velvet Scoters but a pair of Red Breasted Mergansers (121, 46) were a bit of a Patch 2 sigh of relief.
The cold and fierce wind put paid to anything else at lunchtime, we scan for ten minutes before we couldn't see through our watering eyes.
Mid afternoon we were asked to nip out and take some publicity photos...don't be fooled by that blue sky!
Where to next? A warmer and less breezy Patch 2 we hope.
In the meantime let us know how low the chill factor got in your outback