(Wake Me Up) When September Ends: Unst, Shetland, 12th-30th September 2019

Back home to Unst and westerly winds. Not what you want in September. Not for bird migration anyway. There is always the hope of something from across the Atlantic, but finding 'Yanks' is hard and disheartening work. An American Golden Plover was found at Uyeasound - the same location as last year and the same … Continue reading (Wake Me Up) When September Ends: Unst, Shetland, 12th-30th September 2019

China Syndrome: Musselburgh to Aberdeen, 5th-11th September 2019

We needed to attend an interview at the Chinese Visa Centre in Edinburgh on Thursday 5th September. It was an interesting visit. Having already filled in the complicated forms online I thought that we had done all the paperwork, but checking before we left I discovered we needed a declaration printed out and signed, and … Continue reading China Syndrome: Musselburgh to Aberdeen, 5th-11th September 2019

Song of the South: Surrey, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, 28th August to 4th September 2019

Our visit to see grandsons Murray and Finlay was timed to co-incide with days off and a weekend. On our first day, we headed to Garson's Farm in Esher, a farm surrounded by suburbia which now runs a garden centre and has all its land turned over to various pick your own (PYO) crops. We … Continue reading Song of the South: Surrey, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, 28th August to 4th September 2019