Thursday, May 10, 2007

Poking through the recycling

Stone the crows... offshore was a little bit interesting this morning, with rain and a mild NW breeze, and 20 Barnacle Geese went north (flock of 11 and flock of 9), 6 Manx Shearwaters, a pale-phase Parasitic Jaeger (only kidding, Arctic Skua), 6 Red-throated Divers and 128 Northern Gannets all north in 20 min. Also 6 Arctic Terns and 3 Sandwich Terns (patch year ticks all), and the usual 3 spp auks, Northern Fulmars and Black-legged Kittiwakes ditting about back and forth.

Onshore passerines were dull again, though we've picked up a couple more singing Sedge Warblers and Common Whitethroats down the burn.

It's recycling day at Newtonhill, so I got a good look into people's lifestyles as I was walking back home before anyone else got up. From the people who try to recycle cigarette packets (it makes smoking socially responsible), to the people at no. 63 who have subsisted this past week solely on cans of McEwans Export, it would appear, and the clean-living folk at no. 59 who drink naught but the finest bottled water. Mmmm... I hate myself for this, but I love McEwans export. Haven't had it for years, but I will this weekend.

1 comment:

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