Monthly Report, June 2023

Oxford and London, and then, when it all became too hot and hay-feverish, Shetland. 

It was good to shake off May's COVID symptoms, but the heavy-duty hay-fever did at times feel like a relapse.   In all, I was relieved to get back to the rather cooler fresher air on offer at the south end of Shetland and to the puffins, razorbills and guillemots!.

By The Numbers

Reporting Days: 30

Location: Oxford, London & Shetland

Kilometres Walked: 286 (henceforth I'm logging stuff in metric)

Driven: 1250 km (it's now 800 km between Oxford & Aberdeen)

Cycled: 107 km (static bike in Oxford)

Rowed: 31 km (rowing machine in Shetland)

Photographs Taken: Thousands (mostly in the last 10 days of the month)

English Orchids

Bee Orchid, Hartslock

Common Spotted Orchid, Milham Ford

Common Spotted Orchid, Whitecross Green Wood

London Waterways

River Thames at Tower Bridge

Grand Union Canal / Capital Ring

River Thames at Kew

Scottish Orchids

Marsh Orchid at Scat Ness, Shetland

Marsh Orchid at Scat Ness, Shetland

Common Spotted Orchid, Roadside at Ecclefechan

Shetland Auks

Puffin in the Pinks, Sumburgh Head, Shetland

A Circus?, Sumburgh Head, Shetland

Guarding the Nest, Sumburgh Head, Shetland

Razorbills, Sumburgh Head, Shetland

Puffins in the sunshine, Sumburgh Head, Shetland

And in next months exciting instalment - auks, lots of awesome auks - and a promise to at least try to get the monthly report done a bit more promptly.