Yep that's it 8 hours in North and Northwest Mainland for a Pied Fly.
The day got off to a good start with a quick stop at the Lerwick Tesco where amazingly pies were being sold! A pack of Macaroni Cheese and a pack of Chicken Curry Pies were purchased.
Site 1 Lower Voe where we managed a mere 6 Goldcrests, 1 Blackcap and some Robins.
Site 2 err
Site 3 err oh F*** it it was crap we saw nothing and to make it worse there seemed to be birds everywhere else, including sites that we decided to leave out of the itinerey*.
The highlight was a scone and a cup of tea at the cafe at Esha Ness - though even here we managed to dip on the legendary 'Fine Breasts of Esha Ness' that Rob had fascinated us with earlier in the year.
In the end we had to go and look at someone elses bloody Ring-necked Duck though we did also have a Slavonian Grebe there.
The aforementioned pies weren't too bad, though the curried chicken was better than the macaroni 7 and 6 points respectively.
*.I must point out that Andy's Itinerey was flawless apart from the lack of birds
Two gentlemen of the art discussing 'rares' over a fag