Adam and I left at 2.30am and had a simple drive up to St Combs to Loch of Strathbeg RSPB.
As soon as we arrived we were straight on to the bird, although distant it was still a good view, and you could clearly see all the features.
The bird was on show the entire time along with Greenshanks, Redshanks and Pink-footed Geese. In amongst the Pink-footed Geese were at least four Barnacle Geese.
The view from the hide.
After this we went to Blackdog to search for the Black Scoter a short walk and a wait and after scanning through the 3000+ Eider and Scoter I finally picked it out.
Here is a video of the Crane and other bits.