We had a flock of about 30 waxwings in the garden a few days ago. They have been around on Skye recently (See Skye Birds) but it was good to see them on Raasay.
Steve Terry’s nature website has now moved to www.skyeinfocus.co.uk. His final batch of plant records for 2012 included the locally infrequent Vicia sativa (Common Vetch) on the track not far from Kinloch Lodge. This is very close to a 1978 record by Mary McCallum Webster.
I now have just about all 2012 records that I know about for the vice-county except for some saltmarsh survey results – though I am told they do not include anything startling and sadly, no Carex salina (Saltmarsh-sedge) – its first known site in the British Isles is just across on the mainland at Loch Duich.