Thursday, 5 July 2012

Thursday 5th July

A good day out here today. It was up to 20 degrees this morning, so the sheep were enticed into the shed and the stragglers got shorn. The big tup who is some size has his annual short back and sides!!! James came over after lunch and we soon had his sheep clipped too, another job off the "to do" list. Dave down on the Oa was in touch with a few birds, the mist or haar that has been keeping the Oa shrouded for a few days has gone with the rise in temperature. This afternoon, Dave had a Swift and earlier on had 3 Hen Harriers. At the weekend Dave saw a Short eared Owl on Saturday and again on Sunday on the reserve. Here at home, just after we finished clipping, a male Hen Harrier flew over the crag, and the young Swallows vacated their nest up in the shed.

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