Friday, 29 January 2010

Bandwagon

You may or may not be aware but down in the South Mainland a battle has comenced ? A patch yearlist competition is taking place between Steve Minton (Scatness), Rob Fray (Virkie/Toab), Gary Bell (Sumburgh), Paul Harvey (Quendale) and Russ Haywood (Quarff). Not one to miss a challenge, though not exactly geographically correct i have entered Brough into the mix. If nothing else it will be a good gauge against some of Shetlands premier birding hotspots.
Full Brough list can be found here.


Bird news today, the 2 Whitefronts were once again in front of the house and seem to be of the Greenland race, though closer inspection would help to be sure, and a Mistle Thrush was new associating with the Fieldfares.

5 comments:

bitterbonxie said...

You need to set up a page with a running list so we can all see what the Whalsay contender has scored and still needs...

Good luck!

Jon

Jason said...

Cheers pal. Going to get the page thing sorted. Brough should fair quite well i think providing i see nearly everything thats on offer. You have a knack of finding good patch birds, unfortunately its normally when im away.

bitterbonxie said...

Apart from that Green Sandpiper last year, I think you're probably right - that's because when you're home I tend to leave Brough alone out of courtesy to you as it's on your doorstep. (I tend not to think of the Houll as being in Brough, so that's my excuse for the regular visits that turned up the Green Sand!)

I reckon your patch will hold its own against the competition too. Fingers crossed...

Jon

Jason said...

I cant watch it all though. When Spring and Autumn hits all eyes are generally down south mainland so thats when i will really be up against it. You manage to add the Whitefronts to your house list ?

bitterbonxie said...

Nope, no sign whatsoever of them today, just Greylags. Heyho, there'll be more.

Jon