…and the birding is easy. Shetland’s basking in some fine weather at the moment, my vegetables are all growing well, and the holes are gradually being dug for the new heligoland. I have trees waiting to be planted in and around it, so anticipate some busy evenings and weekends coming up building it and making a start on making it attractive to migrants.

Had a most enjoyable 3 days going around Shetland over the weekend – wildlife aplenty, including phalaropes, Otter, Harbour Porpoises and an Osprey I picked up being harried by a Great Skua at Saxa Vord. It circled just offshore for a little while before heading north out to sea. Not the best decision it could have made, I fear.

Came home to find I’d got a successful hatch of Buff Orpingtons, and to even things out, a dead fish floating in the fish tank. Which is a perfect and tenuous excuse to embed another completely un-bird-related video.


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