Thursday, 28 April 2016
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
What a weekend of education Nobirds provided us, well as they have said "we are here to educate you" and boy they delivered in spades. I have to say when I read about the Colossal views of the White Tailed Eagle I had to ring up my old English teacher and shout abuse down the phone! Surely Colossal is an adjective but then my teacher said "its not those Nobirds boys again" and he was right and I calmed down. He did say Colossal is an adjective but not in Nobirds Land. Now the White Tailed Eagle could be described as "Colossal" but "colossal views" I am not so sure.
So I looked up the meaning of Colossal and informal whacking is interesting in Nobirds terms!! (see below)
It was extra good of the Nobirds guys to educate us more, well we do need it when they pointed out the size difference between the White Tailed Eagle and the Buzzard , hey we wouldn't have noticed, cheers! Great photos by the way!
Here are 2 pictures of an almost white Black Tailed Godwit from Ardmore on Sunday I did not have colossal views of it, I had shite views of it (another adjective I think!). A calling Corncrake was nearby, the sounds were brobdingmagian (again see below)
Adjective: Colossal extremely large or great.
huge, massive, enormous, gigantic, very big, very large, great, giant, mammoth, vast, cosmic, immense, tremendous, mighty, stupendous, monumental, epic, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, titanic, towering, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, Herculean, Brobdingnagian; More
Friday, 22 April 2016
He might have been bonkers but we will miss him....
It is not difficult to get links from Prince to Nobirds, he lived half way round the world from Northern Ireland so there is little doubt that Nobirds would have asked him to join their records committee, help with all those records of American Wood Warblers we get and Prince was brilliant and Nobirds are shite, its not that difficult really
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
The Green Sandpiper above has just visited the Nobirds page!! Lets face it they are shite. Anyone go for the large Raptor in Antrim? What about the juvenile Golden Eagle in the Antrim Hills, had to snigger at that one a good two months before juveniles fledge in Scotland they must be breeding in the Antrim Hills and breeding early!! I hope the Records Committee accept that one!! Its large raptor silly season with Nobirds with another Golden Eagle in the Antrim Hills (14th April) must be one of the adults of the juvenile!! The 31st March post about a Buzzard at Whitehead was classic more likely a White Tailed Eagle, post the bloody description let us all decide! They upgraded the Eagle at Toome on 29th March to a White Tailed after a shaky start, there are more Eagles in Nobirds Land than there are on Mull, why people go there to look at Eagles is beyond me just look into the Nobirds Sky they are everywhere!
I see they have put a Police Crimestoppers number up I think I will ring it and ask them if they can stop the crimes against Northern Ireland Birding that those Toossers are perpetuating!
They continue to report sightings of one of our rarest breeding birds the Red Kite during the breeding season one which they repeatedly report is near the nest site, wise up just wise up again after a big lengthy post about Red Kites on 5th May! Read your own bloody posts as well as posting photographs of another rare breeding bird at or near their nest site again you litterly couldn't make it up and this was after a big announcement that were not were posting birds at the nest
Looks like they posted the wrong photo of the Scandinavian Rock Pipit on 30th March would be nice to see the photo of the Scandinavian
Finally the only bird worth a toot last weekend the female American Wigeon they reported it from the WRONG location, it was actually seen at the RSPB Reserve why do they get these things wrong? Surely if they left their garden sheds and went and looked for these things they would know, most of the stay at home Nobirders live within 10 mile of the reserve many even closer! Too much like hard work, much better to look out the shed windows at the migrating flocks of Eagles
Here are some photos of a Hoopoe, Cormorant and Long Legged Buzzard none of which were taken in Northern Ireland although no doubt they will start reporting Long Legged Buzzards in the Antrim Hills as they do like to nest near pairs of Golden Eagles
I miss Flapline
Friday, 15 April 2016
Thursday, 7 April 2016
Nobirds have gone and done it again and outwitted everyone and appointed another new member for their records committee, who would have thought they had so many records to assess, it does go to show Northern Ireland is the place to Bird watch! They have once again gone "foreign" as it worked so well for them the last time. They had gone from producing 0 bird reports a year and then non elected UKs Martin Garner and the Middle Easts (that's Dubai, UAE and Johny Foreigner country's like that not Pomroy or Ballygobackwards) Oscar Campbell and went into overdrive upped their game and produced a stunning 0 bird reports per year!! It was a policy only the top brass could have thought off, we all know who!! Time for another stroke beard meeting a shake of those spectacles.
So this time then have went Greek and went for Hugo Shavez who lives on a rocky field at Agiagoss in Lesvos. Hugo is a sprightly 116 and specializes in Ruppelss Warbler and Cinererous Bunting id something which should come in handy for those record committee meetings. As of yet Hugo doesn't know where all the money has gone, but Hugo thinks they should invest some of it in Lettuce rather than nights out drinking, flights for committee members or holidays. Not saying that is where some of the money has gone but you can just never guess the Nobirds crew!