Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Sinked by Pink

Thursday 10th September.

Uttoxeter Quarry this evening: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers.

Saturday 12th September, Tittensor, 9:00 - 11:00.

An early start to look for the Rose-Coloured Starling was scuppered by a bit of a rough night's sleep. I wish I could say it was down to beer but it wasn't. One piece of fish, from the reduced counter, too many. I won't say where from, but as Lily Allen managed to do, the shop's name rhymes with "Al Fresco".

I managed a reccy mission after work the evening before, so I knew where to go, and eventually arrived to the news that the Starling had been seen earlier, but not now. In fact, this is the garden where the home owner found the bird.

And had also been getting onto the roof of St Luke's Church.

But alas, no sign after a two hour wait, and as time went on Starling activity in general just got quieter. But never mind, if the bird stays around I could alway try again one morning in the week, before I go to work. By the way, St Luke's Church also doubles up as the HQ of the "Tittensor Anti-Stringing Front":

Wise words. I then decided to head over to Blithfield, to try and look for the Slavonian Grebe. But really I should've just gone home because I wasn't with it. Couldn't see the Grebe around the deep end, but there was a Ruff in Tad Bay. Actually there were two, one in the bay and the other in the hide.

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