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Monday, 18 October 2010

"Never in the field of Lowestoft birding..."

To totally misquote Winston Churchill "Never in the field of Lowestoft birding has so much been missed, so many rare birds by so few (ie. me!!)
This is because I have been away again (why do so many megas turn up when I am away??) to the Isles of Scilly, an enjoyable trip with 2 lifers (more of that later).
Anyway many congratulations to the hardened patch workers Robert's Wil & Win and Andrew E who fully deserve to turn up these birds as they are out every day looking for birds. A request next time lads, can you find them when I'm not away, please?
So apologies to anyone who has checked this site to hear of tales being regaled about such megas as Isabelline Wheatear at the nets posts, Red- flanked Bluetail in the parks, Radde's warbler in Yarmouth cemetary and Pallas' warblers at Kessingland.
Backed up by Great Grey Shrikes, Shore Larks & Yellow- browed Warblers. I can tell you nothing.
I take solace in another misquoted Churchillian quote "We shall find them (ie rare birds) on the Lowestoft  beaches, we shall find them on the landing grounds, in the fields, in the streets, in the hills, in the air, we will find them everywhere, we shall never surrender!!" 

I'm now off out to start looking! Wish me luck!!

1 comment:

terrytownshend said...

Hi Peter, I thought of you when the Izzie turned up.. A top class bird and on your doorstep, too. You'll just have to find another one.. Look forward to the report of Scilly 2010. T