Nice flock of 36 Whooper Swans steamed across distant Loch Harray this morning. Closer to home there were 24 Pink-feet just beyond Loch of Bosquoy. On the button were two Pied Wagtails that moved north, through garden air space, this afternoon. Also of note was a soaring female Hen Harrier.
Yesterday's Chaffinch appears to have gone.
The birds of Loch of Bosquoy have changed over the week I have been away with Whooper Swans and Pochard having departed and Tufted Ducks much reduced. There appears to be at least one drake Shoveler still though.
The cat is having a bit of a go at the voles. He's supposed to be killing rats but appears to prefer less combative prey. Rather upsetting as the Orkney Vole is a beautiful (though clearly quite common) beastie.