1st November. Who ate all the Pies?

Due to some weather I was unable to get out birding today, in fact I've been unable to do any for the last week or so due to one thing or another - mainly apathy! A few visits to Orgreave have produced nothing and I really mean nothing the fact that the footpath is now open probably doesn't help at all.

The biggest event of the week was me hitting 40! Whilst I am by no means on the verge of a mid-life crisis I couldn't help but step on the scales and check my weight and at 13+ stone I was bloody shocked - no more pies from the foreseeable future. This was not helped when earlier this afternoon, whilst discussing the whereabouts of a local Cetti's Warbler with Pete, a voice in the background was heard to shout "he (meaning me) won't know he'll be in Morrison's eating pies!" Well that's it salads from now on - though I suspect that reviews on the quality of salad ingredients will not be as well appreciated as pies!

Back to that Cetti's. Andy D found a Cetti's Warbler yesterday in the exact spot at PHW that I have always fancied one. Presumably there will be some self found rules out there that let me count that one - despite not even seeing or hearing it!

What could prove to be my last pie a Steak and Ale triangular pie from Morrisons, fittingly a ten point pie.

8 comments:

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Many happy returns - 40 eh and the onset of middle age spread; welcome to the club! BTW cetti's seem to have had smething of an explosion northwards this season 3+ on our patch and 2 others at Leighton Moss RSPB. Hope some stick til next breeding season

Cheers

Davo

PS will be checking out our local Morrisons for a copy of that pie!!!

The Leicester Llama said...

Happy birthday Mark, does this mean you'll be changing the name of your blog to 'Of Salads and Birds'? Doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

Also, I think your scales must be out - I can't believe you're a stone heavier than me!

Iain Willson said...

Happy Birthday mate, where on PHW was the Cetti's??

Anonymous said...

stick to the pies, you have to have some fun in your life

Yorkshire Birding said...

Hey it was me shouting in the background, mentioned in your blog, fame at last!!!

Mark said...

Well I hope you can live with yourself when those poor folk on the pie stall are facing redundancy due to lack turnover ;-)

Mark said...

The Scilly stats were 4 rares of 3 species (2 OBP's). All totals were for current BB's only.

DorsetDipper said...

A triangular pie (rather than a slice of pie) is against nature. Don't touch it young man.