Monday, 26 July 2010

Not as irrelevant as it could possibly be

Well it does mention Ravens. It is also awesome*.

For the next week or two my free time will mostly be spend attending, driving to or returning from weddings. Barring buzzards over the car and the odd roadkill pheasant this video is likely to be the closest I get to an actual bird. Please don't spoil it for me.

* I am a self confessed folkie and have no shame whatsoever.

Thursday, 22 July 2010


Was feeling a bit restless this evening, so I gave the long-neglected Harrow Lodge Park/Dagenham Chase patch a bit of a bashing. The most interesting birds out there today were a Song Thrush in the park collecting worms, and perhaps a Kestrel flying away from me over the Chase. Couldn't take 2 steps without tripping over a rabbit though, must have been a good summer for them.

Some nice clouds as the sun went down as well. Not bad for a phone camera.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Where have all the good gulls gone?

Last week Tower Bridge was collecting black headed gulls after their spring hiatus, and by Friday we must have been up to 40 or so. Today, it was empty again. Very disappointing. I had a wander up and down the walkway but apart from some juv large gulls, 4 Coots and a Cormorant the river was empty. A text from Parus warning me that 3 Meds had been seen heading up-river from Crossness didn't lighten the depression, because today they would have been very easy to spot. Presumably they're all partying out down in East India dock somewhere. Gits.

So other than that, I'd just like to confirm that I am still alive and checking the patch, it's just that time of year. Also, I haven't seen any good moths since that Mullein Wave ages ago (June).

You never know, at some point I may even stick up a couple of photos from Norfolk. Depends how I manage tonight with my other nerdy obsessive hobby.

[fst0pped is Away: Installing Linux]

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Filthy Twitchering (or Andrew's First Mega)

I skived off left work early today to go to Rainham work from home for the afternoon, as I had to filthily twitch my first ever British Mega have a band rehearsal this evening, and it's hard to find time to eat if I get back from work at the normal time.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it

Me? I didn't take this howdareyousuggestsuchathing

Now I genuinely am working from home, so I'll leave you to it.