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Daily Archives: May 30, 2009

An unusual mousetrap and how it got away

An unusual mousetrap and how it got away

30/05/2009, by in

And there it was; really and truly, swimming in the toilet!I ended last week’s Wildernews with hearing a frantic shout from outside the study, alerting me to the presence of a mouse, apparently down the loo. How the creature had got inside was a mystery, but there it was and something had to b... Read more...

Busy week up north as migrating birds flock in

Busy week up north as migrating birds flock in

30/05/2009, by in

Star bird in the North Isles last week was an adult Franklin’s gull that put in a brief appearance at Norwick last Sunday morning before relocating to Westing and Snarravoe the following day. Could it be the same bird that was at Graven in mid-May?A female golden oriole showed well at Baltasou... Read more...

Rare laughing gull stops off at south end

Rare laughing gull stops off at south end

30/05/2009, by in

The summer-plumaged laughing gull was still in the South Mainland this week, moving between the Boddam and Virkie/Scord area.This is a very rare vagrant from America, first recorded in Shetland in Fair Isle in 1975. About the size of a black-headed gull, the laughing gull has a similar plumage p... Read more...

In the garden

In the garden

30/05/2009, by in

Do you remember your first love? Most of us do. Some have married their childhood sweethearts, while others had to kiss a lot of frogs before they found their prince or princess. There’s first love and first love, a register ranging from a crush on a favourite teacher to the first person to make a... Read more...