17 July 2009

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Spent a fair part of the day watching the golf whilst listening to the cricket and reading 'The History of British Birds' (who said boys can't multi-task? Some female polymath probably, Dr. Alice Roberts perhaps? Anyhoo...). Bagged Mallard, Pheasant, Oystercatcher, Herring Gull, Swallow, Carrion Crow and Yellowhammer for my Turnberry TV list; revelled in Blowers attempts to Twitter; and learnt that chicken has been by far the most abundant bird in the UK for some considerable time.

Felt duty bound to drag my lazy arse out birding and got absolutely no reward for the effort. Very little of note at Goldcliff Pools over high-tide; one of the Black-tailed Godwits was sporting colour-rings but, unfortunately, the recent increase water levels made them unreadable. The lack of exposed mud on the eastern lagoon has also shifted what few waders were present onto the first lagoon.

PS. The Ruddy Shelducks are still knocking about,... joy.

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