Two wreaths were laid at the war memorial on Stronsay. Images by Roger Neville-Smith.
On 2nd of February 1883, the Bremen registered barque Charlotte left Antwerp bound for New York with a cargo of pig iron, steel wire and a large number of empty petroleum casks.
” a rather strange event that occurred more than fifty years after the end of the war and the disbanding of the Home Guard.”
“a Great blue Heron on the beach (American species)”
“One of the main driving forces in starting up the Stronsay Scouts was James Sinclair Gorie”
“Many species of bird make themselves easy to observe, some can make observation rather difficult whilst others can make even a reasonable view of itself virtually impossible!”
“There have been a few interesting sightings as usual in mid-summer this year, including a Short-eared Owl, first seen at Ward Hill on 2nd July.”
This is the tale of the difficulties encountered by the steam drifter Dewdrop, and the tragedy that befell some of her crew.
“Faill not to keep your sone diligent reading and wreating yt he loss not what he hes attained”
Predicting what uncommon species are likely to arrive in late Spring is impossible – there are always some common species which don’t turn up and a few very uncommon species which do!