Well, it rained last night and by all accounts quite a deluge to. Fortunately there were no leaks from the new roof but i am not getting over excited. Patch got a good going over with a smattering of common migrants around. Counts were 6 Willow Warblers, Garden Warbler and a Reed Warbler, the Common Sandpiper was still with the pigs and the Pectoral Sandpiper was predictably still at Houll and looks good for a stretch well into the Autumn. An erratic Grey Heron was at the Houb doing its best impression of a bird having an epileptic fit ! Very strange.
Around Whalsay there were 3 Willow Warblers at Skaw, 1 at Skiberhoull, 1 at Marrister and a Ruff at Symbister.