Tuesday, 8 September 2009


The first severe gales of the autumn have arrived today - a little early - a gale force S'ly (at present) but incredibly warm! Its a big blow (pun intended) to the Obs building contractors who can't do alot in this. There are now 9 new Obs pods on the isle but its too risky today to be swinging them from a crane or to be balancing oneself in a cherry-picker. Birding is predictably quiet with a single Barred Warbler the only thing of note. Spent much of the day tying things down in preparation for the worst of the weather this evening - the wind is due to move round to the west and pick up to force 9-10 with gusts of 80mph. We've moved the ponies to the Kenaby north park so they can shelter by the barn!

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