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Monday, September 13, 2010

A Tern for the better


A good Tern movement day today starting with 2 Blacks at Oxenhope, vis mig blog, then two terns at Ogden this p.m. Again the founder was the sutcliffe team who kindly called me so I could alert NK who fortunately was on his way to Soil Hill. After about 10 texts and 15 phone calls later the birds were still there but an argument was brewing as to their i.d.
After gulping down my tea I shot to Ogden to find the birds still there but in well fading light, hence the naf photo, and that was the best one.
I binned the two for a minute then took some photos as I always do in case they leave but as I was setting up the scope a Sparrowhawk glided along the banking putting everything up, this was about 1840hrs. The gulls settled in the middle of the water but the Terns were gone not to return. I rang DCB at Oxenhope in case they came in there but he was in the same mind as me that they would be well on their way.
Poor Bruce turned up a few minutes later and I had to break the bad news to him.
I have,nt seen anyones photos yet or consulted the book but the impression I got from the few minutes I binned them was 2 Arctic Terns.

Was going to shut the garage doors today with a note saying
                         SORRY CLOSED. HAVING A FUNNY TERN.
BS

3 comments:

NigelK said...

Thanks for the call; I'm really glad you could get up to see them.

I suggest you keep working in the garage as you will never earn money with jokes like that. If you persist I will remonstrate with you in an even Sterna manner.

Nick Carter said...

Ha ha, now who's the "commic?"

Brian Sumner said...

Seems like we have a few budding comedians out there!