Sunday, 10 May 2009

What did you say was on Fair Isle?

Cow-headed Brownbird - new to Britain


15 comments:

beast said...

Freaky but class! Just what i wanna see when i get back from boozer on a sunday night...a bird with a fuckin cow's head...aaarrrgghh!

Andy Mackay said...

Ten Llama Points to anyone who can identify the 'brown bird' used to create that monstrosity.

(Hint - it's not British!)

thedrunkbirder said...

Eagle Owl maybe?

Andy Mackay said...

Close, but perhaps the hint should have been 'it's not even dubiously British'.

I see the real cowbird hasn't been seen this morning - Rob was booked on the Good Shepherd today...

Mark said...

Bugger a virtual dip for me :(

Andy Mackay said...

Fuck it - just redefine your list to 'birds I've seen photos of on Surfbirds' and tick it anyway.

beast said...

Andy...you can't tick it...itz got tags on......
Reminds me a bit of Pat Butcher with the ear-rings....now that is one ugly bird that looks like a cow....

Graham Etherinton said...

How about Verreaux's Eagle Owl?

Andy Mackay said...

Ten points to Graham - it was indeed a Verreaux's Eagle Owl, taken at Warwick Castle!

Graham Etherington said...

Brilliant!
I think I'll spend my winnings on one of these!

thedrunkbirder said...

Maybe Andy will issue a very rare Llama's certificate for being clever or something. Anyone can get a certificate from the 4/500ths club.

Earl Gray or Dave for short! said...

Also Andy was the Cow's head from one of the "lovely's" down at Cossington meadows!?!

Andy Mackay said...

I'm afraid that's classified information Dave. Or in other words, I can't remember where I took it! Don't think it was at Cossington though.

rpf said...

It's difficult to remember the details when you have a cow photo library as extensive as Andy's...

Andy Mackay said...

Indeed. And from all angles as well.