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.
About 10mins before the we left the two Pectoral Sandpipers flew in and showed well.
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.