MONDAY 29th MAY
Lots of Orca messages on the WhatsApp group today. Left my house after work and headed south to try and see my first Orca. I rang Hugh H. who was watching them with others at Levenwick as I was driving there (hands free). The pod of Orca's were heading towards Mousa Sound, so I drove there and several people were waiting on the top road in hope of seeing them as they presumably headed north. A message came up to say they were seen at Noness, so I flew over there, but no sign of Orca's or watchers. Headed back to Mousa and parked my car by the ferry and with a tip off from a taxi driver and passenger, walked around the path next to the harbour and found several people standing on a headland, who had been watching them moments before I arrived!!! Baz Scampion on holiday from Norfolk was here too, with Emma. Sadly, the Orca's were not seen again, I knew this would happen, oh well, I tried my best. I will catch up with them one day. We all left here and I bumped into Jim N. at the car parking area, who told me Hugh H. had headed to Fladdabister, so I headed there and joined a few people. The highlight was listening to Jim's very jolly Shetland fiddle music he was playing in his car. I returned to Lerwick and had fish 'n' chips from Fort's Cafe and sat on the harbour next to Tesco and shared a few chips and bits of fish to a Herring Gull and its begging sibling. Hooded Crows, Gannets, Black Guillemots, Redshanks x 2, Oystercatchers and House Sparrows seen. Nearly fell asleep, made it home!