Friday, September 25, 2009

Let's keep this brief...

The last Glossy Ibis in Northumberland was in 1989 at Bothal Pond and I missed that, as did every one else except Marty Anderson. This bird later turned up at Fairburn Ings I think. Before that, 5 were at Alnmouth in 1908...

Tonight a GLOSSY IBIS was at Druridge Pools at 5.30pm.

One hour and twenty minutes later at 6.50pm news is released on to the pager, just as it was getting dark.

WHY WAIT TIL DARK?! Sniff, Sob, bleat...

4 comments:

Dean said...

I know all too well how you feel, Stewart.
On a similar theme. I`ve gone down to Old Moor many a time, only to find out that what i wanted to see had flown off, before the news was even phoned in.
F****** frustrating, to say the least.

Gaz said...

In this age of mobile phones, how does it take nearly an hour and a half to get a report out. Lets hope it stays for a couple of days!

oldcrow61 said...

Aww what a shame. How frustrating that must have been.

Blyth Birder said...

Alls well that ends well eh Stew :)