Six of the Best (Visiting Grandsons): Scotland, 5th-18th August 2021

Navigating by Google Maps sometimes has its little quirks. We came off the Northlink in Aberdeen on 5th August at the usual ungodly hour of seven in the morning and planned to head slowly towards our accommodation, with our first port of call at Loch Garten. Google Maps offered three options and I chose the … Continue reading Six of the Best (Visiting Grandsons): Scotland, 5th-18th August 2021

Even Bonxies Aren’t Indestructible: Unst, Shetland, 23rd July to 4th August 2021

The breeding season for Great Skuas, aka Bonxies in Shetland, or Skooies in North Unst, began normally enough. There did seem to be fewer territories at Toolie, at the end of the Hermaness boardwalk, but I put that down to overcaution after being caught out by lockdown last year and nesting too close to the … Continue reading Even Bonxies Aren’t Indestructible: Unst, Shetland, 23rd July to 4th August 2021