Harbour porpoises featured on 5 & 20/6 off Shapinsay & Hoxa Head respectively.
Interesting birds early in June included cuckoo (8/6) and siskins (10/6). Perhaps the bird of the month, however, was a female surf scoter at Echnaloch, present from the 10/6 for a few days, in the company of some common scoters and a female long-tailed duck.
Mid-month interest was provided by a calling quail on 14/6; a turtle dove (14/6); and a great yellow bumblebee at Barth Head. A visit to Eday on 15/6 enabled a count of the Calf cormorant colony at 300+birds.