good job too. Female Red-necked Phalarope was messing around the main island,
fluttering here and there and feeding.
By the time AL reported the Osprey at Brodgar I was at South Cara bushes
having dipped the darned Dotterels. It took a bit of a search but eventually I
was rewarded with excellent views - of a male Red-backed Shrike - (and when I returned later before heading off it was singing). Also there a Spotted Flycatcher.
singing Chiff, a few Sedge Warblers and a Linnet mimicking an Accro mimicking a
Linnet (if you get my drift), made me think for a bit, not a lot. Checked Cara
again and the Dots fields but nothing more.
Driving out of Kirkwalll this afternoon, what was that falcon....? (A Kestrel
in the sun surely.)
However, this evening a Red-throated Diver flew over the garden calling.