Wednesday, 2 June 2010

A lucky escape?

Lagoon 4's recent run of form continues, with another county first this evening - a Broad-billed Sandpiper. I found out at about 20:50 when I looked at my phone and saw that I'd got five missed calls - it had been on silent for some reason. Arse. The last time this happened there was a Whiskered Tern at Eyebrook (also a county first) - technology's great, but it helps if it's switched on.

However, there was a huge silver lining to what at first appeared to be a very large and very dark grey cloud - just as I was cursing my luck, I got a message saying that it had flown off north-west at about 20:40. Had I got the first call from Matthew (at 20:00) I would certainly have set off for Rutland Water.... and missed it by a matter of minutes.

The fact that it's gone also means that I don't have to set my alarm for about 3 a.m. tomorrow morning. Hurrah.

See Matthew's gripping photos here.

16 comments:

beast said...

All i'm gonna say is....'two cunting minutes'.....!!!!

I was greeted by Mr.Appleton at dunlin hide....and i tell ya...it was like being greeted by a vicar at a fuckin funeral...'terribly sorry about your loss'..etc..
He was genuinely sorry tho...so no piss take intended...itz just how i felt about those solemn tones..

Now at first i thought...'you're winding me up aren't you'?....and i expected...rather hoping...that a smile would break on his face and he'd say..'you're alright..its still here'...

But it wasn't....[double fuckin tit wank and dip me in shit]....or more succinctly...'bollox'!!!

Matties on a right old roll...n he deserves it with all the time he puts in...i just gotta get it thru to him...find the flippin rare ducks waaayyyy before the sun goes down...!
Seriously brill record tho...seriously good looking wader....really wanted to see one this year...whether in the shires or not...'oh so close'...

Oh well...had a couple o beers later down boozer with fellow dippers....shit happens...move on.....'NEXT'....Matty...over to you....how about a Terek...?[chuckle]..[fuck me...he might well do it n all]....!

The Leicester Llama said...

Bastard bird! I'm sure I would have been there at about the same time as you had my phone been on to start with.

It would be good if some of these birds were found earlier in the day, but I suspect they mostly only drop in in the evening (spring waders at least). Then it's just a case of how long they stay. Sadly in this case it was about 40 minutes!

Oh well. Perhaps it will call in again on its way south in the autumn. As fucking if.

beast said...

'As if' is dam right Andy....!

I reckon the chances of this bird reappearing are roughly equivalent to the ghost of elvis presley appearing stark naked on lag4 fuckin a dalek.....whilst eating a cheese sandwich...[elvis loved his grub didn't he]? Fat bastard...[great bloke tho]...

ps...[message to Mat]...if you happen to find elvis fuckin a dalek on lag4 tonight...can you give us a bell?...i'd like to see that...[chuckle]...!
Fuckin pervert.......[me...not you Mat]...

Earl Gray or Dave for short! said...

Leicestershire is going through a purple patch at the moment, just wonder what going to be seen next?!...
Love the comments Col but unlucky mate on the BB SAND!

beast said...

Cheers Dave!....dipping a great bird like broad billed is obviously a complete bummer..especially in your home county...but them's the breaks...[at least it was a 'good-un' n not some 'apparently'? feckin ficticious serin that several of us went for on Evington Golf Course recently]....wot a waste of bastard time that was! Now if 'that' bird was a wind up...why didn't whoever it was go the whole hog and just report an eagle on the tenth hole or even an albatross?

'Purple patch' is bang on tho Dave...buff breast followed by broad billed ...fuck the bed!!! Quite extraordinary...and the weirdest thing is...as 'Matt who is on fire' knows...is that me n Chris actually ordered him...[jokingly obviously].. to find a broad billed sandpiper on lag4 next...i think we even arranged a day and a time for him to find it!! Wot-the-fuck!?
If you wanna hear the story of my 'broad billed dip' experience...[with pix taken on the day...and music]...i put it on Birdforum for a chuckle! It's a 'watered down' version of the event owing to the parameters of the website obviously!

ps...on turdforum...scroll down to 'wildlife art'...look on me arty thread...'images'...and take a butchers at post 571..i've been doing a bit of 'experimental' stuff on there as i've got a bit of time on me hands at the mo..!

pps...anyway...back to birds n not fuckin plugs for feckin shit on other sites...[sorry Andy]! I'm just a fuckin cuckcoo laying 'eggs of verbal crap' on other folks blogs...lazy cunt that i am...! I do apologize...!

ppps...anyway...next prediction for lag4..[hope you read this Matty]!...how about a terek sand then?...[now i would seriously wet me bastard pants if you find one o these at Rutty]...has there ever been an inland record in UK...i think not?

The Leicester Llama said...

I hope all you fucking Chinese spammers die very soon. You must think we're all cunts if you think anyone's going to click on your bullshit spam links.

What's most annoying is that I can't delete this fucking shit from my phone, so it has to wait till I've got the PC on.

In the meantime, everyone please click on all the user names and report them for spamming.

beast said...

Spammers eh Andy..?
Don't know quite how or why 'they' do all that stuff...etc....whatever...hope you get 'it' sorted.

ps....related to spam...does anyone else who views this website get emails from 'supposedly' Dave Gray...? I keep getting all these emails from 'DAVE GRAY'??..and they say summat like...'Hi...i'd just like to bring to your attention to this wonderful new fuckin gizmodevice which will enhance your pissin life'...etc etc...bullshit selling crap...

No...[i say]...whatever it is your selling...it won't enhance my life on iota...and even if i thought it might i couldn't afford the stupid bastard thing anyway...so fuck off'!

Actually...i'm not sure what these emails are selling coz as soon as i see it's 'one of them'...i delete it..!

Now i don't believe for one minute that Dave is actually sending this stuff...but somehow...it's happening...

ps...only mildly bothered tho and not pissed off in a 'serious' way...[in case you thought that i was Dave]..no worries...

The Leicester Llama said...

They do it because there are still enough fucking imbeciles in the world who are stupid enough to click on the links. In the same way that there are still thousands of morons who get taken in by those 'you've won 20 million dollars in the Nigerian lottery - please send us all your bank details so we can process your claim' type scams. As long as there are idiots around (i.e. for ever) there will be spammers and scammers there to rip them off.

Re the spam emails from Dave's address - yes I've been getting them for years. I've told him about it several times but he doesn't seem to do anything about it. Someone clearly has access to his email account and contacts list, either by some sort of virus/trojan on his computer or via Facebook. Not something I would take lightly personally - spamming is illegal in the UK, and if it continually comes from your email account and you don't do anything to stop it you could find your account closed, or worse. And if they have access to your email, what else might they be able to do?

beast said...

Beast to Mr.Gray..[you have email] ..and it says this....

DAAAAAAVE!!!!!! U dozy daft fuckin cunt...[but he's an okay bloke who i hope knows i ain't being that serious]...!
...sort your fuckinspam junkmeat shit out will ya for bollox bastard sake man.....i don't want anymore of these verbal turds droppin thru me interweb posthole.....now do i...?

ps...do you think he'll 'get the message' now Andy..?....

pps..seriously tho dave...do try n sort this little prob out will you if poss? Ta very much if you can do it....

thedrunkbirder said...

I've told Dave many times to stop doing all those stupid games on Facebook and to close his email account and set up something more secure... as you say nothing ever happens.

I don't want to report Dave for spamming as he needs to send me stuff for The Grebe but my patience is being sorely tested!

beast said...

Reckon we're gonna have to sort the silly sod out somehow Andy....hhhmm....

I wonder where Dave is today and is by any chance paying any attention at all to this little 'email problem' that we've highlighted here...?

Is he fuck...!

I bet the gibbons still lying in a muddy ditch somewhere in Wales with his pants round his head having twitched the marmora's and then got pissed off his fuckin trolley whilst jumping about like a total twat watching the rugby...

So Andy...as i detect a growing frustration within you over this matter...i shall try n heap some more verbal pressure on him in the vain hope that the twonk actually listens.

Suppose i cud just ring him up tho...[but nahhh]....who wants to actually talk to anyone these days when you can fuck about communicating on an intershitweb device??...[oh..i have another email from a Mr.Gray....it reads]...hi Col....."new intershitweb device's are now available at low low fuckin stupid low prices...just click the harmless looking clicky link wank button and then you'll forever fuck yer computer up and then you'll have to buy a new one...[which is great]...coz as it happens...this dodgy website actually sells them...LUCKY YOU!!..BARGAIN!!...click here and replace yer virus ridden poxy computer...." BARGAIN!!!!! Buy now...go on....click it...you know you want to you daft cunt....etc etc....

ps...Dave..hope you had a good time in Wales...'seriously'!
Rugby and birds both were entertaining for you i hope..!

Any chance you could sort the email bollox out....?

ps...as i am well aware that this communication itself is brought to your eyes by mysterious ineterwebshitdevices@ dot.co.dot.uk. dot cotton.....i am forced to conclude that...[under L3 laws which don't exist]..i find myself guilty of being a total fuckin hypocrite.....and probaly a whore as well...[ha]!

Earl Gray or Dave for short! said...

Hi Lads thanks for the kind words!? ;-]
I think I have finally fixed it and removed most of the shit from my facebook account!
Sorry Lads about the spam!

beast said...

No probs Dave....it was never really any sort of huge annoyance to me...but i think Andy was getting a 'wee bit' naffed...!

Nice birds marmora's eh...?!

ps...i take it that you weren't 'actually' upside down in a ditch in Wales with yer pants on yer head when i was 'speculating'..?!

...were you..??!!!

[Chuckle]..!

ps...[seriously tho]...cheers again for sorting the email junk out]...great stuff..i'm sure that 'certain folk' will be very happy]...including myself..!

The Leicester Llama said...

The spam doesn't particularly bother me - I can always delete it, but it does bother me that many people don't take their internet security seriously. And I don't mean the sort of scaremongering 'threats' which are largely made up by the software companies to persuade people to buy more and more expensive 'protection', just basic commonsense protection of your identity, account details, passwords etc.

Apart from anything else, I don't want MY email address being bandied about by spammers - if it's in someone's address book and they get hold of that (as they oviously have done with Dave's), that's one more valid email address they can add to their databases, sell on to other spammers and send yet more crap to!

We'll just have to wait and see whether the spam being sent out in Dave's name really does stop now, or whether there was/is something more serious going on.

beast said...

I am in total agreement with you Andy...this whole on-line security business is VERY serious indeed...so no need to say anymore on that really...

ps...have just returned from birding with Chris and switched me pc on...opened up the inbox email thingy...and guess what?...go on...guess?

Yep!......another can of spam in the form of interwebby mail...great eh?....[No need to guess who it was 'apparently' from]....!

I won't react to this 'issue' again in usual beastly foul mouthed fashion...suffice to say tho.....i wasn't best pleased..!

The Leicester Llama said...

Yep, got it on the LROS bird news address, but not on my Hotmail account, which probably means that Hotmail have got Dave's address in their spam filters now.