Tuesday 29 September 2009

(chant) Sheephead

After yesterdays high excitement it was back to normal today, well for the most part anyhow ? Decided to give the isle a check today, so after walking the dogs around patch and seeing nothing headed north to Skaw, were again i saw nothing. Passing Vats-houll 5 Whooper Swans were new on the loch and a check of Isbister heralded the first Chaffinch of the autumn. Back on patch i added the Whoopers to the patch list, visible from the quarry. The male Blackcap is still in residence and a Whimbrel was also noted. A check of the south of the isle was planned but shelved due to a possible catharus thrush ? Seen badly 3 times but enough to get the adrenaline pumping. A further check with Mr Marshall drew a blank but there's no doubt i will be checking it first thing, fingers crossed.

I first thought the sheep was buried until its head started rolling around, being washed in by the tide.

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