Tristis type Chiff
A new Blackcap appeared and spent both days stuffing its face with apple, still feeding at 16:20 on Saturday when it was nearly dark. Last week's ones had been females.
The run of Siskins continued, another singleton.
I didn't bother to go for the Blue Rock Thrush, a 35 minute drive, or the Stellar's Eider, still a bit mobile. I probably would like to see the eider but I'm hoping it might be a bit more settled and reliable. Not keen to spend a whole day out with no reward. There are probably two Snowy Owls on the islands as well but negative news of one and no news of the other didn't encourage an excursion.
Otherwise, nice enough calm weather, an outing to dance disco and a patch-up job on the big shed were all achieved.
Big waves at Marwick, late afternoon.