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Monday, 11 January 2010

Touch of Man Flu !!!!!!

Well it's Monday afternoon the snow is melting slowly ,but I have not been far since Friday sitting in drafty hides and that walk Friday sees me down with the dreaded"Man Flu" so I should have been doing some work of some sort but have spent the time catching up with TV I recorded,browsing the net and checking flights so not a complete waste of time, I use one of those hardrive types what a fantastic idea they are I can also download it to computer if required, the best programme by far was "BBC Life " series the plant life episode was stunning, I especially like the end where they show you how it was filmed ,unbelievable effort to get the shots required. The BBC Natural History Unit has a record of fine productions second to non, and the Birds of Paradise episode on Natural World wow,wow,wow, I wonder when our nearest equivalent to them the Waxwing (opinions may vary) will put in an appearance !!!.
Its been a few months since I gave up the pager and so far not missed it at all, although I am bound to miss something in the Spring, but it's my intention to get out and find something for myself,going to try some new sites for 2010.

4 comments:

Killy Birder said...

This 'Man Flu' is a terrible thing! I had a touch of it in December and found only lots of rest and lots of attention made me feel better. :-)

Agree about the plant programme. The reconstruction of a year in the woodland was fasciniating stuff. Cheers. Brian

Newton Stringer said...

Yep that Birds of Paradise programme was awesome !

I too have recently ditched my pager (which I had for 14 odd years !!) and I don't miss it one little bit !.... and you can't beat finding your own birds...

I do have a safety net tho, I've subscribed to text alerts for 1st reports of "megas", and also 1st reports of BB rares in the North East... so at least I am not totally out of touch should that rubythroat turn up on Holy Island !

Northumbrian Birding said...

KB.. Man Flu or not if there had been anything around worth the trip I would have been out, like Ivory Gull along Ross Sands I would have made it along but not back, but my carcase would help to keep it around for awhile !!
NS.. It was when I had text alert I missed the STONE CURLEW that Stewart found, apparently at the time it was listed as locally common so beware.
Brian

Newton Stringer said...

Cheers for that advice NB, its a good point..

To be honest I am not interested in twitching anything unless its a world lifer or perhaps a british tick, I'd rather stay on the patch tbh ! Not too bothered about local rarities or scarcities, so I think I'll probably get away with my current set up.