Thursday, 20 May 2010

And about time, too!

The safari reckons you can't beat a bit of bluesy Bernie Marsden.
Treecreeper (165) finally nailed in the big park this morning...and about time too!
Also in there and successfully avoiding the lens in most cases, a crackin' Sulphur Tuft fungus growing out of a large Willow which also had a Great Spotted Woodpeckers nest with young being fed in it, no photo of the 'peckers - not for want of trying! A Great Crested Grebe had one youngster in tow and we might have managed a pic of that as they were close to the bank at one stage...patience required and you might be lucky.
Over the lake the tiniest bit of drizzle dropped a flock of about 100 Swifts and House Martins in equal proportions.
Nice to be out somewhere a bit different early(ish) on a muggy morning, plenty of common stuff, residents and migrants, but no Spotted Flycatchers.
Where to next? With the relief of getting the Treecreeper we might have a day or two off so don't expect another update until the weekend...but you never know so keep popping back just in case.
In the meantime let us know if you've finally nailed the missing link in your outback.
Lastly - the safari isn't going to Wembley, due to quite an (= extremely) important prior engagement...doh, doh, doh and triple doh...COME ON YOU 'POOL, SEA-SEA-SEASIDERS!!!!! TANGERINE-TANGERINE-TANGERINE!!!!!


Monika said...

Congrats on finally finding that elusive tree creeper! Not sure if I have any big unexpected no-finds at this point, I'll have to think about that....

Warren Baker said...

Come on that Treecreeper.

What bird would you be consoled with if Blackpool lose Dave :-) would you allow them to lose, so as to record such a species ....toughie!