Friday, 15 June 2012

Deja-vu all over again

Except well and truly on the patch this time, Mr. Blatter.

Whitethroat and Crossbill (as rare as Black Scoters around here) last weekend too move the list to 103 (=81.75%). King Eider and Surf Scoter remain and a Peregrine cruised by last night. There have been several reports on Birdforum of a Gropper at Blackdog but it schtum whenever I'm around.

Last weekend, I also twitched Reg's Marsh Warbler. Fortuitously, Reg came by on a routine patrol and took the opportunity of handing over the much-coveted Snowy Owl trophy. He was so fond of the wee fella on his mantelpiece that he clung on for an extra half year and tears were in his eyes as the grip from his finger finally relaxed. The whole presentation was witnessed by the paparazzi so hopefully an image will appear shortly.



  1. Superb! I spent a great day up there last year twitching the last one. Took me seven hours before I nailed it, and I got to enjoy a naked man in a captain's cap singing rule britannia at me for well over an hour.

  2. returning bird tho - hardly constitutes a new find does it? I demand a recount!