Friday 26 November 2021

Lake of Fire

 Yes indeedy, for in the last 2 or 3 weeks I've barely looked beyond the lakes shores, yet have added five (count 'em) year ticks. Lapwing fell first, a lone bird flying over the garden heading to the lake. Next up were two brief whopper schwanns that all too quickly were scared off or eaten by the local mute pair. Fast forward to last monday and there was a male tufted duck and an imm male shoveler frolicking in the shallows, along with a whopping 21 (count 'em again to be sure) wigeon, albeit these weren't a year tick. And now today, to top it off, three fine gadwall have been added to the mix - where will it all end?

Wednesday 10 November 2021

T2006 shoots its bolt

In an unprecedented move, our metal friend T2006 (for it is he, er it) has blasted out of the mediocre mid-table peloton straight into outright 3rd place, even ahead of that be-spectacled Leith-based sunshine stringy singy duo! All of its recent year ticks have been "all gank" but with little other details forthcoming there is not much else to add.

Best get back out there I spose....

Monday 1 November 2021

Updates from the norf east

 A quick update on the lack of migrants in da norf-east. Royzah (for it was he), has been banging in a few bits here and there including ring ouzel, woodcock, and snow bunting, as well as a fine scaup no less. So he's over the near-mythical 100% barrier, with his best total since the heady days of 2011, back when he could still get a note out of his trumpet. Parp!

Unfortunately, bushveld is making heavier weather of things, and although he's bumped into siskin and merlin of late, he still hasnt managed a blackcap yet this year. Oh dear.