Saturday, 25 October 2008

Glad I'm not on Shetland now

I had a text from Rob this afternoon saying that the wind had recently gusted to 93mph in Lerwick (that's pretty fucking windy), and that he was currently without electricity. However, it wasn't all doom and gloom, as he'd added Grey Phalarope and Leach's Petrel to his house list! Who needs power when you can see birds like that from your house? What did you have for tea, Rob - that Wryneck in between two pieces of dry bread? We had a lovely toad-in-the-hole, with roast potatoes, glazed carrots, peas and gravy, and for pudding... sorry, I turned into John Hague there for a moment... where was I? Oh yes, he also found a White-rumped Sand on the pool, but that wasn't new for the house.

By the way, if you haven't looked recently, the waster's finally got round to updating his blog with all his gripping tales from September... and some rather less gripping tales from October.

Another thing to be glad about is that (unlike some) I didn't go to South Wales today to look for a dodgy-sounding Little Blue Heron. No, I stayed in all day, looking out of my window in case the Merlin that 'Beast' saw at Stoughton Airfield yesterday decided to fly past. It didn't.

P.S. we had some wine as well.

4 comments:

Skev said...

I've just got in from obligatorially[?] attending a works do (senior management and all that) and have only just discovered that the heron was a no show. HA HA HA HA H AH H AH HA HAHA HA AH H AH AMWAAH AH HA H A etc. Forgove me, |I'me a bit worst fpr Guineess.

Skev said...

Merlin at Stoughton? Fuck that - you need to keep an eye on BBC 1 on Saturday evenings for a good view of Merlin.

Andy Mackay said...

What? Why would I want to watch some crappy Saturday afternoon kids' programme? Actually, I must admit I did start watching the first one (when it was on later in the evening before the BBC realised that only kids would watch it), but quickly turned it off as it was so shit.

beast said...

Didn't go for the Little [Not So] Blue Heron...you kinda knew it was going to be doin the 'now u see me now you dont hokkee kokkee'. You put yer left leg in..yer left leg out..in out..in out...wot's this all about bollox?!
Juz off out to look over stoughton way...will let u know if i see the 'wizard falcon' again...