Tuesday, 23 March 2010

No show to good show

A glorious day in Shetland today with blue skies and uninterrupted sunshine. A day of SE'rly winds yesterday failed to produce anything on patch this morning, surprisingly. A text informing me the Bearded Seal was still around Mid Yell yesterday spurned me to get out, so with Dr Marshall for company we set off again for Yell. Unfortunately today it wasn't there, not showing on its grassy mound, no surprise really the tide was well out (really should have checked that earlier). Maybe next time? With time to spare until the next ferry we checked out Loch of Littlester were we had 9 Bar-tailed Godwits, by all accounts a good count. News that John Laurie had relocated the Little Gull in front of his house buoyed us slightly, and on arrival at Hamister the Little Gull put on a fantastic show, looking very happy around a ploughed rig.

Later news concerned a probable Iceland Gull over the house, a very bleached out individual but more important news was my sons first involvement with the Whalsay football team. He played well and they won against Scalloway.


Dougie Preston said...

That's not you poaching my patch is it?

Jason said...

Sorry pal had to be done, sod all else to see on your isle.