Sunday, February 08, 2009

Iceland Trouble

No - nothing to do the economic problems currently facing our friends in the North. Worse than that. I've been to the Ogmore Estuary three time and I've dipped on the Icelanc Gull every time.

I had company yesterday - Jeff and the Twitchmeister. Iceland Gull would have been a lifer for the TM and he duly scoured the estuary for it. He tried really hard, scoping all the gulls but there was to be no repeat of his earlier success with the Glaucous Gull at the same site. But, as luck would have it, he still scored with a couple of lifers yesterday - a Water Pipit and Goshawk. The latter was having a really hard time from the local Ravens. This takes Gethin's UK life list up to 197 - a party has been promised when he gets to 200.

He's posted his list on BUBO so, if you can be bothered, you can scrutinise it. If you can be bothered you'll see he's got some cracking birds on the list as well as some hummdinging gaps which he hopes to fill during 2009.

Finally, I came across this publication yesterday which might be of interest to one or two members of Birders in Boxers.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Well bugger me I've been scuppered,bloody good read though tons better than Birdwatch or Birdwatching,can't beat a good piece of plastic.
Must dash, just off to Roath Park lake and then West to Penclac,year list needs a bit of a boost !!