Sunday, 16 May 2010


After writing this post twice and it failing due to the worlds worst Internet server TalkTalk Broadband, I can no longer be bothered to to write in detail.
If you want to read about yesterdays trip then go to Birding Sometimes.
Yesterdays highlights were Corn Bunting, Little Gull, Little Egret, Wood Sandpiper,Little Ringed Plover, Garganey and of course the Oriental Pratincole - Lifer!

As for Potteric Carr, I want the people who are getting such good views of the Iberian Chiffchaff to come to the Mound Newbiggin as they seem to have the power to be able to see through thick tree tops and find rare birds with x ray vision. Showing Well- my arse.

All in all a brilliant day out, I suppose to mega rare lifers in one day would be greedy.

Thanks again John


PCF said...

Being a bit harsh on yourself or maybe I'm just a hear and gone birder. I would call it a tick because if you found it the only way you would know it's an Iberian Chiffchaff would be the song and I bet you've got Quail on your list but have you ever seen one?

Crammy Birder said...

I have heard Quail at Bellasis Bridge before but I didn't tick it. I'll only tick birds on call if I have seen them before.
I still refuse to tick the Prestwick Parakeet, but thats just me.