Sunday, 22 August 2010

Busy Birdfair & Some Birds

The flashing sign announcing that the A1 was closed between J61&62 this morning made up my mind to head down the A19 instead prompting an almost obligatory stop off at Saltholme.

The long staying Whiskered Tern was duly ticked in an indecently quick time, followed by Little Gull and Black-necked Grebe. The remaining journey to Rutland was quiet with a roadside Red Kite the only further addition.

The birdfair as ever was more about birders than birds, I managed to chew the cud with several old faces and several new including (in no particular order) David Lindo, Martin Garner, Martin Kitching, Mark Avery, Paul Hackett, Nick Moran, Fiona Barclay, Mark Grantham, Dean Eades, Nicola Crockford, Adrian Pitches, Tom & Mu Cadwallender Ipin and a frantically busy Charlie Moores.

Looking forward to a more relaxing drive to Portsmouth tomorrow and hopefully some good birds on the way.

Alan Tilmouth via Iphone

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