It has been a while since we last updated you on activities. In the intervening time we've spent time dotting around gigs in Sao Tome, Italy, Prague, and Shetland. But all this counts for nothing compared to birding our patch.
Two weeks signed off work with dizziness in mid July was timed to perfection for a decent spell of weather, but all it delivered bird wise was a flock of 75 tree sparrows (pretty impressive we'd say).
Other highlights include an osprey over the patch. A predicted bird, I have spent a lot of time scanning for one, but it was as i left the house to get a bus that Pandion-ia struck.
All this brings us to 72 species, or 75%.