Saturday, 23 April 2011


There were two Swallows at work yesterday when we got back from the sailing venture. A further Swallow flew through the garden today.

Sailing yesterday was excellent, plenty of wind and the boat fairly clipped along. In Kirkwall Bay was a superb summer plumage Great Northern Diver, Arctic Skua, 40 Long-tailed Ducks and 3 Bonxie.

This evening there were two Wrens singing at Holodyke, gradually creeping closer to home; Willow Warbler was singing there, it would be nice if one sang just a little way down the hill. There were still two Brambling in the garden - the photo is from yesterday when there were three.

There was a further attempt to see the Subalpine, dipped again but I'll attempt again tomorrow.

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