Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Not got the pace, not in the race
Some nice birds though...
A full fat patch tick in the form a bluethroat at the weekend was as far as I can remember, through my ever thickening fog of dementia, a first for me on the patch. Not that I found it. The bird found by a local birder on a fine sunny Sunday morning drew the biggest twitch of birders that I've seen on the patch (or in the region) for many years. I suspect more people went to see this bird than did the p-g tips last year! bizarre.
Other nice birds include a fine male red-backed shrike in the village (courtesy of Reg) and female marsh harrier which are both firsts for a few years. A few waders passing through include a wood and common sandpipers on Meikle Loch and ringed plover over the garden.
These and other bits and pieces put me on 106 for the year and 68.12%.