Long-time-no-blog I know. I've been in my temporary workplace for 3 weeks now surveying birds in Central Scotland and thoroughly enjoying it. Since starting in early May I've been working mainly in Perth & Kinross but also managed a few days in Ayrshire and even popped down to Dumfries & Galloway on a weekend break.
Touring around has produced some good birding with Ospreys, Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Short-eared Owl, Long-eared Owl, Garganey, Black Grouse, Redstarts, Whinchats, Wood Warblers, Redstarts, Tree Pipits and Ring Ouzels all seen plus some cracking Red Deer and Red Squirrels. A migrant Honey Buzzard was a surprise last weekend. Back on the Ribble at the weekend for a short break and a chance to catch up on the blog!