Birding highlight of the weekend was the monthly WEBS count at RVCP. No surprises really, though in excess of 700 Lapwings was notable. With the lack of birding highlights I decided to cheer myself up with a look at the October flights to Shetland and ended up booking my place for eleven days from the 3rd - hurrah!! £153 return still cheaper than Scilly and a hell of a lot better birding. Hopefully the landing will be better than this!
Note in the video the rarity magnets that are Sumburgh Head and Sumburgh Farm where one can admire the 'rares' whilst stepping over dead polecats and kneeling in poultry carcass' - heavenly.