Friday, November 19, 2010

Its all just Toss...

This birding mullarky can get mighty political eh? Personally, and I'm not chewing at anyone at all (well, not this time) but it just gets right on my tits.

Never mind Bird Forum, have a click on this link ( or copy into the browser)-

Vasculum...

Then click on 1917 and 1951 etc and have a read. Thats what its all about. Mssrs Bolam, Dunn and Heslop-Harrison were never bogged down by the debate.

The more I hear about 'modern' birding, the more I crave the old naturalists years...

I think I can feel a New Years resolution coming on.......

This will be me soon...but without the butterflies...

Me now...well not as thin...and without a gun...

And if you dont know who this is....time to get reading some of our heritage...

[Its Harry Witherby of 'The Handbook' fame. To make it more local, he shot Northumberland's first Blyth's Reed Warbler on Holy Island in September 1912 ]

9 comments:

Tom McK said...

Ah, that would be Mr Witherby. Sewart, I think you're legally obliged to pixelate the tab he's holding, otherwise you fall foul of tobacco advertising laws.

alan tilmouth said...

Advertising Tom? You've been reading that sell out Cats blog and getting the wrong idea.

Northumbrian Birding said...

I'm with your Stewart ,lets have a New Years Revolution !!!!!
Brian

abbey meadows said...

Do you still have the same binoculars Stew? now its time to get them back off the shelf!

Stewart said...

Tom - Oh yes, did you know he shot a Blyth's Reed Warbler on Holy Island in September 1912....I'm getting a pipe.

Brian - Paint your face blue -Freedom!

Nigel - No they went to charity. 100 quid on ebay now!

Birding Ecosse said...

I cant see the link.shwore

Birding Ecosse said...

sorry ignore the schwore, that was the word veri!! too early in morning!

Ghost of Stringer said...

I've borrowed a shotgun, dug out my old drawtube from the junk in the garage, donned some rather fetching moleskin trousers, and now I’m off to buy a crazy terrier !

Your work here is done.....;)

Stewart said...

BE - Just Google 'The Vasculum' and look for archives. Its a plain blue page with dates down the left side, click on these.

Gary - Thats the style...