Spent most of the week replacing fences in the garden that have either blown down over the winter or rotted, so very little birding done. A few patch year-ticks finally made it - Dunnock and Whimbrel on the 11th, Lesser Black on the 13th and a Chiffchaff on the 14th (about 3 weeks after everyone else had seen one !). Good, but fairly brief, views of an Osprey over the Pool of Virkie and the Airport on the 12th, sadly the bird crossed the airport onto Gary's patch, not mine. The Northern Lights did their best to show on the evening of the 12th, but all in all, it was a pretty poor show.
Northern Lights over Quendale.
The other 'bit of fun' this year was to use some song titles as blog titles - seems that one of the other patch year-listers maybe taking it a bit seriously -