Sunday, 27 February 2011

Bird race swotting

The bird race is next weekend so as a member of the reigning champion team some serious preparation was required. I've also got a long list of jobs to do at home so it was all a bit of a balancing act. However, vital species like Snow Bunting, Shoveler, Pintail, Barnacle Goose and Red-throated Diver have now been nailed down; here's hoping they don't bog off before next Sunday.

Bird of the day was a tie between a smart Blue Fulmar moving west off the Brough car park this morn in a fairly heavy Fulmar passage and the Short-eared Owl which performed for 5 minutes or so in fields below the garden late this afternoon.

In the afternoon, whilst the new puppy was kipping, we had a family trip to Marwick, huge waves, thousands of Guillemots and aerobatic Fulmars were enjoyed by all.


Nick Carter said...

Sounds like good fun! Did you retain the crown though?

Alastair said...

The crown was retained.