Sitting at the kitchen table after tea I noticed two Linnets feeding at the front, just by the window, they're not so common in the garden so we admired them for a few minutes before letting the dog out and they flew. However, a bit of a scan produced one then another Bonxie, nice. Oh look! Wheatear on the wall, more Linnets nearby as well. I started getting into this so focused carefully on The Shunan and there beside the Redshanks was the summer plumaged (well nearly) Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit. A Song Thrush then appeared on the lawn, quite infrequent of late. So along with the usual suspects, Oysercatcher, Curlew, a nice set of gulls etc quite a list was built up in just a few minutes.
Tuesday evening and at 9.53 p.m. we were all in the garden expectant, the ISS flew by and we waved but couldn't quite pick out the crew waving back from 200 miles or so away. if you are reading this from south it may be possible to see Endeavour chasing the ISS down in the next few days (if it launches successfully) sadly not in view from here. Check out the website for times and position - click here