Lovely photo Col.
They seem to be pretty common on this side of the pond. During the summer, I will see flocks of them perched over the river in my back yard, swooping for insects them back to the branch. They're a pretty sure sign of an active hatch. In the winter, a flock will descend on any bush with berries and quickly denude it.
Never seen them in Speyside but usually the Scandinavian Thrushes have cleared the arowans out by this time of year.
Used to get them on the coast when I lived there.
Not my photo, Noel, but one of my pal's.
I did get some shots of them a couple of years ago in Gullane churchyard...
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Only a winter visitor to our shores. Numbers highly variable, from year to year, depending on food supplies and weather here and elsewhere in northern Europe.