- Hoodie / Carrion Crow hybrid identification
- Stonechats in Orkney
- A brief history of the Rook in Orkney
- Living lawns
- The Shunan patch - effort / bird species recorded per year
- In memory of Ivor Cutler
- One hundred and four, in quite a particular order as you might discover - (page under construction).
Sunday, 28 November 2010
The Friday evening snowfall prevented me going to the Rory McLeod gig, serious blizzard early evening followed up by two more. Musically I was only cheered up by the arrival of Slapp Happy albums two and three on a CD reissue. Casablanca Moon (2nd) is IMHO a masterwork and reacquaintence with its genius was somewhat over due.
Birds, oh there were a few of them. Getting to Finstown was not really an option as the track was dodgy and the main road worse, so no Bullfinch hunting. Saturday was enlivened by a Woodcock in the ditch above the house. Sunday produced a Redpoll briefly in the garden and great views of both Short-eared Owl and male Hen Harrier around the Shunan. there were 7 Whooper Swans and a Goldeneye on Loch of Bosquoy.