Friday, 2 January 2015

You Little Bastard

I'm not going for a play on words, i shall tell it as it is.....needless to say that today, 2nd January 2015, the Little Bustard was not there - look empty fields, i've even done them large enough so you can see in detail the emptiness in question.

Did it die?

Did it fly of its own will?

Did the nasty farmer man drive his tractor into the fields at night to flush it from his land?

Just three of the discussions taking place by us - Monkey, Me & Bradders and others both at this site and and the Blyths Pipit in Wakefield.

So after leaving Bradders at Fraisthorpe...he had his own car, he would be fine....myself and Monkey headed to the Blyths Pipit.

As a side note - KFC in Calder Park - you are very very nice people. Thank you so much for popping out with freebie hot chocolate for the Twitchers stood opposite your store.

Anyhow....Success! - Tick Tick (for me, Martins already seen one) .  We had been on site for about an hour i think when we decided to take a walk to the other location the Blyths Pipit had been seen. 

We didn't hang around to long here and headed back.

It was just as well, as soon as we turned the corner the 30 odd birders had condensed into a bunch. We missed it that time but shortly after Martins side had it in their sights, briefly. I'd missed it for a second time. Third time lucky and there it was, motionless, in amongst the patchy grass. Great views not for overly long but long enough for me - no pictures here's some more scenery, nice building site.

Cheers for a good day Martin

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