Thursday, 31 December 2015

The Patch

In preparation for a new patch year-list starting tomorrow, here are a few pics showing a few of the choice areas on my patch and the patch boundaries - even though it's quite a small patch, it's surrounded by plenty of sea, which is always good for boosting the tally.
The patch boundary
The main areas on the patch - the area that is missing off the map is mainly just rocks and also Horse Island

Sunday, 27 December 2015

17 Year Grip Back

After dipping a Mourning Dove on the Hebs in 1999, managed to jam in on the one currently in Lerwick today.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015


A few pics from last night's aurora, it wasn't really up to much here in south Mainland, but visible enough between cloudy spells.

And a couple more from 8th October...

Sunday, 13 December 2015


Just sat at home having a lazy Sunday afternoon, when this Peregrine whacks a Lapwing out of the sky right outside the living room window.

Saturday, 5 December 2015


Having been away south for a week, I thought I may as well get something out of the autumn, so headed off to Scalloway for the Oriental Turtle Dove - no effort required as it was perched up in a spruce tree about 5 feet away at head height. Apart from doing not very much in the tree, it did have a brief jaunt down for a quick drink, before heading back up into the tree to sit around again.