Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Friday 7 June

A beautifully sunny day, which I spent outside, watching the antics of three groups of birds. Starlings, blackbirds and sparrows, all with nests of young. The blackbird chicks are gathering up courage to emerge from under the bush in the garden; the starling chicks are screeching from their rooftop position and the sparrow chicks are fluttering their wings at their parents to have their gobs stuffed.

The Hebridean Princess, a small cruiseliner, put in an appearance. You can spend £4,900 for a 14 days cruise, hanging over the side being seasick most of the time. Sorry, I'm sure it's quite a comfortable vessel, but can't resist the jibe. The Serenissima put in an appearance at sunset.

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