Saturday, 27 June 2009

Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

You see, even the late Michael Jackson had a song with a message for birders in mind (apart from Rockin' Robin of course). Unfortunately though, in late June it doesn't take very long until you have had enough. In fact, one could Say Say Say that birding at this time of year is Bad. It's enough to drive you Off The Wall, but we keep trying.

Thursday 25th June, Uttoxeter Quarry, 19:15 - 20:15

Just an hour spent, but a pleasing sight was two Green Sandpipers.

Saturday 27th June, Blithfield Reservoir, 11:15 - 14:20.

Apart from an Osprey perched in a dead tree in Tad Bay, very little out of the ordinary.

Uttoxeter Quarry, 14:40 - 16:30.

Rather quiet here as well, although loads of Meadow Brown butterflies. There was one adult gull sat asleep in amongst the Lesser Black-Backed's. The wing colour looked good enough for Yellow-Legged. That is until it stood up and showed it's pink legs, Herring Gull.

It's either my slight colour blindness, or there are slight variations in colour. Sometimes the colour on LBBG's can look different depending on the light. Just like Thursday night's Green Sandpipers, it was time for me to Beat It.

By the way, I can't claim to be a fan of Michael Jackson's music, but there's a respect for some of his and Quincy Jones' work. That being the albums "Off The Wall" and "Thriller".

I can fit one more song in, especially due to living near Stoke-on-Trent. That song is Smooth Criminal. This is due to the lyric where Jacko says "Annie get you oatcake". By a strange coincidence, there is an oatcake shop in Fenton called "Oatcake Annies"!

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