Just to clarify the situation for anybody who is wondering ? Just got back south with an empty van, the contents of which are now in place up in Shetland. The title of the last post was i think a little misleading. We officialy move north at Easter, well that is my wife and son as i will have to commute back south when needed. So for anybody who was wondering, there you go.
On the way up to Aberdeen on monday managed to call in on the Ring-billed Gull at Strathclyde Loch, could this be the Dundee bird ? Nearly gave up hope on seeing it after dispatching a loaf of bread to the Mute Swans but in true scavenging fashion it appeared but didnt hang around.
A smooth crossing later from Aberdeen to Lerwick and i was back home. Its quite strange you get used to all the artificial noise, be it cars, planes, trains etc, then when you dont hear any of it its quite eerie. the days were still calm, Skylarks were singing, Oystercatchers and Curlews back on breeding territories. Wouldn't trade it.
Small selection from the garden, Houb and Symbister.
Managed to grab 30 minutes at the catch before getting the ferry back to Aberdeen, only 1 Iceland Gull but a showy one.