A large flock of redwings seen up the river today, the biggest for several years in this observer's opinion. A sign of a bad winter to come perhaps? Another potential sign of a bad winter was the sight of a triple header locomotive group going backwards and forwards on the railway bridge across the river Nairn. A large loco and on either end of it two of those black vehicles that sit on the periphery of the Inverness sidings sometimes and bear the legend 'Independent snow plough'. Sorry didn't get their numbers, maybe next time.