Monday, November 26, 2007


Managed an assist after lunch today as the mobile brought news of a possible Desert Wheatear down the coast near Scarborough. A quick call to Russell Slack meant troops were summoned and a speedy confirmation was made. I called the finder back who was delighted to have been proven correct - he's only been birding a year.

What with the Short-toe up at Newton, Pallas's at Filey and this I think I should develop a hardier attitude at this time of year.


East Ayton Birding said...

A great find - goes to show if you're not 100% sure, it's well worth putting the news out as a probable (as in this case) or possible.

At least then it gives other birders the chance to confirm the ID one way or another.

Hope it's still there tomorrow.

Alastair said...

The observer seemed quite sure despite his inexperience, given the time of year I reckoned it was worth getting someone to check it, just a shame I couldn't go myself.