Meeting the New Grandson: Chessington, 8th-19th November 2017

We flew to London from Sumburgh via Edinburgh on Wednesday 8th November. For some reason I can't remember we went by bus to Sumburgh and flew to Heathrow via Edinburgh. Our first flight was with the newly restored Loganair, no longer just a franchise, but back to being a fully-fledged airline. Loganair at Sumburgh Leith … Continue reading Meeting the New Grandson: Chessington, 8th-19th November 2017

Controversial ‘Polls and a Subtle Duck: Unst, Shetland, 6th October to 7th November 2017

The first of the almost expected autumn Arctic Redpolls appeared on 6th October. Brydon Thomason had persuaded me that his ‘secret site’ at Woodwick was worth a look, partly as a way of getting away from all the other birders and hopefully finding something unexpected. While we were there reports came in of Arctic Redpolls … Continue reading Controversial ‘Polls and a Subtle Duck: Unst, Shetland, 6th October to 7th November 2017