No birding this morning as Beth wanted to stay in - boo. In the afternoon we went swimming at Ponds Forge. After dropping Beth off at the requested time of 4pm I decided to try and get an hours birding in. Another trip to Pit-house West proved fruitless, for Bitterns, but I was kept entertained by a sky dancing flock of c.350 Starlings which roosted in the reed bed.
The evenings dilemma was should I go to the Gym or slob around watching SCD, drink wine and eat bacon butties. The latter won followed by a twelve hour kip, tiring thing that swimming.
Helen has sent me a clip from the Shetland Times advertising an Aberdeen band called Pie Shop.
Seems like another perfectly valid excuse for me to make another visit - not that I need one.