Thursday, 16 October 2014

Marsh Sanpiper and Stuff

Just what is going on at Team Nobirds? I think we can all agree that they hit a new low of desperation with the reporting on 6th October and i quote "There was an unconfirmed report of an adult Marsh Sandpiper at the Quoile today at 12.45 today" Just what the hell does that mean?? Who reported this to them? Was it reported to them? Why is it an unconfirmed report? Why dont they come clean and tell us all about this sorry mess? In NI if someone is competent enough to identify a Marsh Sandpiper nevermind an "adult" Marsh Sandpiper they generally tell someone ie Nobirds, Flapline, Irishbiridng, Birdguides or someone who would put the news out. The fact that Nobirds reported an adult Marsh Sandpiper you would think that someone has reported it to them, you would think. My sources close to Nobirds tell me this isnt the case. It seems that someone wrote a message on the sightings board at the Qouile "Adult Marsh Sandpiper" but that it wasnt signed. It appears some nosey neb who hasnt the brains he was born with then contacted Nobirds and Nobirds decided to go viral, tossers. This is up there with their other  classics and brings into question the organisation and the people in the organisation. Well we all know the organisation doesnt exist it is one power mad gentleman clinging on glory hunting. They must know that an adult Marsh Sandpiper would attract a lot of attention both North and South and i spent two days fielding calls, texts and emails asking about this. I replied exactly the same way to each message and Nobirds and the individuals involved who have been a standing joke for a long time and have just upped their status to "Wanker Clowns" This report should have never got near the airwaves but with Nobirds anything is possible!! They are now reporting unsubstantiated reports written on bits of paper with no names on them, sad and extremely desperate. I think we have all enjoyed their run this month, the ringed Med Gull which moves around Belfast Lough a lot is pure genius (it originally came from the Med, surprise surprise) it would be great to see a bird photo, any bird photo from the Copeland Islands that isnt ringed and in the hand, come on Nobirds make a stand, dont be so bloody wooly Liberal, reporting an escaped Blue Morph Snow Goose shows their class and genius again and the little piece about the RSPB Reserve in Belfast was so girly it was unbelievable. We have no problem in saying that this year at the Reserve has been a complete and utter disaster to the RSPB in Northern Ireland, i think its been closed ten months and things are not moving at a pace, they are moving at a snails pace. The sooner its finished, cafe open, usable toliets, windows you can see out of, open Sundays the better for birders and the RSPB all round. I am sure the brown tongued and brown nosed hierachy at Nobirds will get invited to the opening!! Funny how none of them turned up when the RSPB were looking ideas for hides etc, too much like hard work. Still using other birders sightings under the Birdguides name, how lazy and arrogant
I think we should have a sweep, the next Nobirds report of a non existent bird, there are plenty to choose from those guys could come up with anything

Here is a nice photo of a Great Shearwater taken last week