Tuesday, 28 February 2012

We want to quit

Nothing would give Andrew and myself more pleasure that to doff our caps at the Nobirders and quit. That would be because they had got their act together and show everyday what Northern Ireland has to offer birdwise (with a bit of hunour thrown in) When that situation occurs Andrew and myself will quit and even give the Nobirders our support, However we are not holding our breath as these results show. You have to remember that the Nobirders have "upped" their game but here are the totals of photographs that they have put on in January AND February COMBINED against our total JUST for February

GENERAL BIRD PHOTOS
Nobirds 120
NIBirding 125

RUSSIAN WHITEFRONTS
Nobirds 11
NIBirding 9 boo hoo!

LESSER WHITEFRONTED GEESE
Nobirds 1
NIBirding 0 although we are kinda glad we lost this one, but where were the other photos?

BEAN GEESE
Nobirds 3
NIBirding 2

ROUGH LEGGED BUZZARD
Nobirds 4
NIBirding 10

RED NECKED GREBE
Nobirds 1
NIBirding 0

SNOW BUNTINGS
Nobirds 4
NIBirding 7

SNOW GOOSE
Nobirds 1
NIBirding 0

DARK BELLIED BRENT
Nobirds 1
NIBirding 0

THAYERS TYPE GULL ARDGALSS
Nobirds 7
NIBirding 61

SNOWY OWL
Nobirds 11
NIBirding 38

RICHARDS PIPIT
Nobirds 1
NIBirding 1

SQUIRREL
Nobirds 1
NIBirding 0 Fair play to the Nobirders, we didnt see this one comeing, a bloody Squirrell!

SMEW
Nobirds 1
NIBirding 0 This was in Donegal but we embrace this! Well done guys!

ICELAND GULL
Nobirds 15
NIBirding 118 In view of the white wing gull influx this is again an embarrasment.

BONAPARTES GULL
Nobirds 16
NIBirding 18

GLAUCOUS GULL
Nobirds 3
NIBirding 18

ROSS'S GULL
Nobirds 14
NIBirding 48 Beggars belief at their total.

BLACK REDSTART
Nobirds 5
NIBirding 0 They love their Black Redstarts, must get out and about, ok we wont bother!

CHIFFCHAFF
Nobirds 1
NIBirding 0 No sign of the sound recording as yet? Where is it?

FERRUGINOUS DUCK
Nobirds 0
NIBirding 0 Where are the photos of the claimed Ferruginous. Funny how its at exactly the same spot as the hybrid?? Couldnt be a coincidence could it, surely not?

WARNING SIGNS!!!!
Nobirds 9
NIBirding not surpriseingly 0
Check the Nobirds 1st and 2nd January! No photographs, assume they have run out of available storage space!! How embarraseing!

FROGS
Nobirds 0
NIBirding 1

MOTHS
Nobirds 0
NIBirding 6 We always win this one!

KUMLIENS GULL
Nobirds 0
NIBirding 17

THAYERS GULL
Nobirds 0
NIBirding 33 probably the rarest bird that will occur in NI this year.

GOOSANDER
Nobirds 0
NIBirding 13

RING BILLED GULL
Nobirds 0
NIBirding 6

CATTLE EGRET
Nobirds 0
NIbirding 6

TOTALS
NOBIRDS COMBINED JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 229
NIBIRDING JUST FEBRUARY 537

To give them a headstart we havent posted a photo with this post, shows how nice we can be! So as you can see there is a bit to go but the challenge is there for the Nobirders, its a whole organisation how difficult can it be?? Up your game and we will quit and support you,over to you!