Monday, 9 May 2011


Yesterday's Reed Warbler in the garden finally gave itself up properly, after hiding low down in the roses for most of the day, it finally came out into the sunshine late afternoon and posed on the 'grapefruits' (no apologies for the amount of photos as its only the third record for the garden in eight years). The rest of the patch was pretty much the same as yesterday, but with the addition of a Tree Pipit.

Sunday, 8 May 2011


Bird (s) of the day have got to be the pair of Garganey that flew in to the loch while I was scanning through the gulls, Other birds on the patch today were 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Knot, 3 Swallow, a Dunnock, a Lesser Whitethroat and a very elusive Reed Warbler (in the garden).


Saturday, 7 May 2011

Some Stuff...

....from last week ('cause I couldn't be arsed to update at the time).

Linnet - duly year-ticked at the old pile of rocks

Mute Swans - a flock of 8 were present for one day.

Reed Bunting - 3 males have been around the patch

Red-throated Diver - several in West Voe


Willow Warbler in the garden.

Long Time Dead

For fuck's sake, I've just finished reading 'The Heroin Diaries' by Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue (one of my all time heroes), effing 'ell that could of been me ! (the downward spiral, not the stardom) Living fast and dying young has kinda killed the dream now that I'm 43 ! But fuck it 'allegro fortisimo' - fast, getting faster - dead by Christmas !  BLX to it, here we go ! Crash and Burn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hell yeah !!!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Hey Spotty

Bird of the day must go to a fine summer plumaged Spotted Redshank, not only a year-tick but a patch tick (I missed the last one when I was in Madeira), another year-tick was a bit more predictable with 3 Arctic Skuas tazzing around. Other than a Blackcap and a Willow Warbler in the garden the rest of the patch was dead.