About an hour after I arrived Gordon Johnstone one of the local Gamekeepers appeared intending to feed the pheasants that were being reared nearby. This involved taking a quad bike through the middle of the feeder station. Fortunately the birds took very little notice of Gordon and his bike.
I gave Tootlepedal a call and he was kind enough to join me for an hour. As we were packing up to head for Wauchope Cottage for a cup of tea we noticed the sky towards the east was quite bright and thought it might be a good idea to go and see the starlings at Gretna later and after that welcome cup of tea so that's what we did. So I'm afraid the photos are very much of the same.
As the Starlings went to roost ( if you want to hear what this sounds like Tootlepedal made a quick recording)nI was approached by a young chap who said he was a reporter for Scotland on Sunday and asked me about my Starling experience.
As for my first day off! a right decision me thinks!!!