This is a bit of catch-up post covering the last week. There's been quite a bit of record keeping on the Nature front - mammal data for 2018 sent off to the local recorder, same for Short-eared Owl sightings (precious few), and any other notable birds seen in Orkney. Coming the other way has been dragonfly and damselfly data, which I'm slowly incorporating into a single spreadsheet with the intention of future wrangling for statistics. Not to mention a report for the Field Club journal.
But between that and work, there have been some lighter moments. New Years' Eve, for instance, visiting friends for a meal and then playing a game of Cat Tetris (it wasn't actually called that, but it is effectively what was happening).
Several days later and the denouement of the Victoria Sponge can now be revealed!
Today was very pleasant, with plenty of sunshine and barely a breath of wind (don't worry, there's severe gales booked for tomorrow). We drove to Scapa beach to walk the circuit to the east, and enjoyed lovely views and some unseasonal moments betwixt hedges.