12th October. Ten Point Plan

Well I said watch this space so here it is:

Yep that's it 8 hours in North and Northwest Mainland for a Pied Fly.

The day got off to a good start with a quick stop at the Lerwick Tesco where amazingly pies were being sold! A pack of Macaroni Cheese and a pack of Chicken Curry Pies were purchased.

Site 1 Lower Voe where we managed a mere 6 Goldcrests, 1 Blackcap and some Robins.

Site 2 err

Site 3 err oh F*** it it was crap we saw nothing and to make it worse there seemed to be birds everywhere else, including sites that we decided to leave out of the itinerey*.
The highlight was a scone and a cup of tea at the cafe at Esha Ness - though even here we managed to dip on the legendary 'Fine Breasts of Esha Ness' that Rob had fascinated us with earlier in the year.
In the end we had to go and look at someone elses bloody Ring-necked Duck though we did also have a Slavonian Grebe there.
The aforementioned pies weren't too bad, though the curried chicken was better than the macaroni 7 and 6 points respectively.

*.I must point out that Andy's Itinerey was flawless apart from the lack of birds

The flat tundra like area of Easha Ness

Two gentlemen of the art discussing 'rares' over a fag


Tyrannosaurus Rex Harrison Ford said...

Macca pies in a pack from Tescos? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Tell me you didn't pay money for the travesty that are Bells Pies?

Mark said...

Oh no what have I done??

John Hague said...

Shame on you Mark. Crap Tesco pies = crap birds. You've cursed the trip you fool and only for cheap carbs and fats!

Tyrannosaurus Rex Harrison Ford said...

Those Bell's macca pies really are shit. I'd rather not have pie at all then eat one.