Monday, 3 May 2010

Lets get it on

Very un-spring like conditions up here at the moment with a cold northerly wind blowing again. Although that doesn't seem to deter the birds from there objectives. Got through my BBS this morning with the addition of a few migrants along the way. 2 Mealy Redpolls were a patch year tick, a male Blackcap was possibly new as well as a Chiffchaff, a White Wagtail, Willow Warbler and Redwing remained. 6 Dunlin down at the Houb were full of the joys of spring as were 2 cavorting Curlews at Vats-Houll.

Random fun of the day was a call from RBA this afternoon asking did i know of the Mega on Shetland? Not just any mega but a Fox Sparrow in Sumburgh quarry. Some hastily made phone calls later soon shed light on the record? It was indeed a hoax (unfortunately) that kind of back fired. Shame as it would have warmed the blood at least.

4 comments:

bitterbonxie said...

RBA were lucky you were on hand to get to the bottom of it... imagine if people had started booking charters!

Jason said...

From a couple of conversations with folk down south enquiries were being made. Shame it wasn't real.

Phil Woollen. said...

Bloody hell Jase. Who started that rumour! Apoleptic fits all round if that news had broken on a Bank Holiday Monday.

Jason said...

I was mowing the lawn and thought 'bloody typical' I wont name drop but the culprit will be pretty sheepish. Hopefully it will be something that good that kick starts 2010 up here!!