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Sunday 6 June 2010

FAIR ISLE - chilled day!

After last night's party I had no intention what so ever of going to 'Trap round'!!!!!

Got up lazily at 7.30am, showered etc etc and had another luxury breakfast of eggs, hash browns, beans, vege cutlet, spring rolls, toast, porridge, tea and orange juice! Found out from the german lady staying that I had only missed a Lesser Whitethroat on trap round - phew!

Spent the morning trying to mend camera and googling 'lens error' for camera to try and solve it to no avail. I have tried loads of stuff, putting new battery in, taking memory card out, tapping camera VERY firmly! physically tried to get lens out myself. Holding shutter release button down at the same time as the 'OK' button. I now give up.

I have my two SLR's so its not the end of the world, but this camera is so useful for that quick picture required and is excellent for macro pictures, video etc etc. The camera is out of guarantee. Any ideas/help would be greatly appreciated.

Have given up on coolpix camera and have packed away and trying to forget about it.

Had a lovely salad and cheese, oatcakes etc lunch.

There were glimmers of sunshine this morning, but the rest of the afternoon and evening were grey, cold, depressing skies and no exciting birds at all. Eventually went out mid afternoon. Walked along the road past Upper Leogh and turned right to walk along Meadow Burn where I found some orchids (have not ID'd yet) and continued through this 'reedy' area, playing a Great Reed Warbler on the iphone on the way! Sat on the seat at Schoolton where there was no sign of the cat or any birds at all in the garden. Walked around Boini and then over the stile opposite the shop and over to the west cliffs. A Spotted Flycatcher was seen in South Raeva and another one at the bottom of Malcolm's Head along with 3 turnstones, a pied wagtail and usual Arctic Terns, Eiders, fulmars etc.

Dinner: Sunday roast!!! in my case nut roast with all the trimmings and apple crumble and ice-cream/custard for dessert. Two guests this evening: Stuart Wilson a lovely elderly gentleman (born on Fair isle) and a lady called 'Marge' . Sat having a lovely girly chat with Josie, Inez and Marge after dinner. Inez kept us entertained!!!!!

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