For the beginning of 2018, New Year's Day commenced in a similar vein to the closing of 2017. Until late afternoon it was wet and horrible. However, just before sunset, the clouds began to roll back and some blue sky appeared. Our Lass and I headed for a nearby hill at a rate of knots.
Panoramic taken above Carnock, with Grangemouth on the left and the Ochil Hills in the distant centre
And in amongst a large mixed flock of (mainly) Chaffinches and Yellowhammers, we spotted a few Tree Sparrows. A small but significant delight.