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Uist ringing summary – September 2010

Also the answer to the question what do House Sparrows have in common with The Borg? (You know The Borg – Star Trek, 7 of 9, “we will assimilate you” etc.). Plus moths and birding… Sadly we could’nt quite make it to a round 300 birds ringed for the month – when we think about […]

Miss Whiplash :-o

I’ve changed my name to Miss Whiplash this week and with very good reason. Are you thinking figure-hugging black leather trousers and top , thigh high stiletto boots, whip in hand at the ready? No, the reason for the name change is more due to the injuries i think i must have sustained due to […]

South Uist – here at last

We’re glad we took the precaution of booking the ferry ahead as when we arrived at Uig, Skye to collect the tickets people enquiring about going across to the islands were being told there were no tickets available until Monday of the next week. It was drizzling so we headed for shelter in the nearest […]

The big move, part 2

A couple of weeks hard work getting a new kitchen sorted for Ian’s mum – although most of the hard work was on Ian’s part. As mum is 88 we didn’t think it would be a good idea for her to cope with all the dirt, noise and dust at her house while the kitchen […]

Bird news and some new moths

Well it’s been somewhat of a stressful ten days or so since the last update – ending in good news though as we’ve now exchanged contracts on Ian’s house sale and had the offer accepted on a lovely place in South Uist (a bungalow for when we are old and decrepid haha). Packing up the […]