Yesterday started early for me. At 5:30 I was looking out over Kirkhaven to see a stunning first light but also a barge just outside the harbour entrance. Today the 30 tonnes of machinery was going to be delivered to help demolish the tractor shed.
In the meantime the rest of the island was looking stunning in a glorious late summer day. Until, that is, the sound of autumn drifted in on the wind. Geese, pink footed geese, the first of the year on the island making a sound that takes 10degrees off the temperature immediately. A group of 20 first, then groups of 40 and 50 further out told us how the seasons are progressing. Also taking advantage of the fine day was an osprey and short-eared owl both heading south.