I was up at Blackhill about 7.30 this morning for a walk up to the trig point. Lots of mist made for some interesting views and good photos, and there was a good few birds around, with good views of buzzards, grouse and a kestrel.
I was trying to get a few bearings on Ben More but it was only just visible in the haze and a bit more with X30 binoculars. I used the new sighting compass I bought, a copy of the American army issue compass. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem too reliable, as it seems to take forever to settle, and bearings on the same hill were differing by 30-40 mils. Perhaps a waste on the bearings front, but the walk and the views were worth it.