3rd October. Shetland 2009 Day 1.

Myself and the Llama arrived at Birmingham Airport in good time only to be  robbed by those bastards Flybe for a total of £48 for being just 4kg over weight my bag that is). Plotting my revenge we headed north. The flight to Sumburgh was full of twitchy types heading for the Whalsay Veery and the Tiaga Fly'. Smug in the knowledge that I needed neither (even my mum's seen Veery) I couldn't help feeling superior knowing what pain they were going through.

Arrived at a surprisingly calm and mild Sumburgh at 12:10 - headed to Rob's and drank tea. Spent the rest of the day loosely checking old familiar sites in South Mainland, where by late afternoon it had begun to rain heavily turning to heavy drizzle with a brief northeasterly draught.

Bird Highlights - none

Pies - Ham and Egg Slice at Mainlands a mediocre offering earning only 5 points.

8 comments:

thedrunkbirder said...

This crop cam needs sorting out. The Pie Test Card is boring!

The Leicester Llama said...

Trouble is it's pissing with rain at the moment and the camera's not waterproof. But even when it was on yesterday it wasn't much more interesting than the test card!

thedrunkbirder said...

Just logged on now and if anything does drop in it'll never get seen. That's just total rubbish!

beast said...

Couldn't you at least open up a center page spread of 'shaven ravens' in front o the camera?.....[seeing as there's no 'yanks' at your end]....'beast'....

thedrunkbirder said...

Hmmm, currently seeing ghostly figures reflected in the window via rarity cam. Looks like the Llama and someone unidentified.

thedrunkbirder said...

Defo, Llama eating some sort of food. The other isn't Reeder.

Mark said...

Chicken Biryani John. Forgot it was on, sorry if it spoilt your tea.

The Leicester Llama said...

And very nice it was too. I suggested we should turn the camera round in the evenings like a sort of Birders Big Brother! There's no sound on it, although thinking about it that's probably just as well!

'Unidentified' is Gary Bell, who is currently living here as Rob's rarely here.