Not Sergeant Pepper: Unst, Shetland, 17th-27th October 2018

It was twenty years ago today ... On 17th October 1998, Margaret and I got married in the Chinese pagoda in the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. An outdoor wedding in October was a risk, and it absolutely poured it down the day before and it was still raining the next morning. Nevertheless, the sun burst … Continue reading Not Sergeant Pepper: Unst, Shetland, 17th-27th October 2018

Some of the Best Sightings in the Sky Didn’t Have Feathers: Unst, Shetland, 3rd-16th October 2018

I have sort of given up looking at the weather maps these days, as birds seem to come through whatever the weather, but the relentless run of westerlies had me looking through the synoptic charts last week for a change, or at least a break, and I predicted that Wednesday 3rd October would be quite … Continue reading Some of the Best Sightings in the Sky Didn’t Have Feathers: Unst, Shetland, 3rd-16th October 2018