Monday, September 26, 2011

Milestones...

Its only taken about 38 years of birding for the Sandhill Crane at the Loch of Strathbeg to take its place on my list...I dont want to make a song and dance about it, but, it is my  400th species in the UK..... I say... its.....




Sandhill Crane ...
...not 399...



Cheers Alan!
Not another word to be said on the subject. I dont recall seeing anything else up there really...see here for another account of our twitch.

11 comments:

DavidE said...

A bit stingy with the apple juice up North!

david e

Northumbrian Birding said...

Nice one Stewart and a very nice bird to hit the 400 with.
Brian

Steve Gale said...

Bloody twitcher.... :-)

Alan Pavey said...

Nice one Stewart, I'm hoping to reach there before I'm 50!!!

Warren Baker said...

I demand a re-count !!! :-)

Nice one Stewart :-)

Stewart said...

Dave - JackD...

Brian - Yep better than Caspian Gull.

Steve - On rare occasions...

Alan - No probs I'm sure.

Warren - Well, funny you should say that. I hear Green winged Teal is looking to be removed and Slender billed Curlew is up for review so I may be down to 398 before the years out!

Skev said...

Yes - about time for some extensive lumping. You'd lose a few gulls if I was in charge ....

Stringer said...

Filthy twitching !! Disgraceful !!

Stewart said...

Mark - Gulls? Mmmm, All I've had are good'uns? Now Redpoll or Crossbill and you have a point....

Gary - Sometimes it must be done....

Birding Ecosse said...

Well done on the 400 Stewart, looks like it's heading closer to home now though!

I got it on the Saturday when it gave a low flyover right across our heads, craking bird.

What do you think 500 will be?! :-)

Stewart said...

Well I'm pleased the Crane buggered off to make our journey worthwhile! As for my 500th, I reckon for someone like me a lifetime is no more than 425.