Wednesday, November 14, 2007

scotland marathon

I was part of a Farnborough College mad twitch for the Harlequin Duck at Wick, we left on 22/3/91 via the White-billed Diver at Holyhead, Anglesey then onto the American Bittern at Blackpool. The twitch was quite remarkable in that four of us where crammed in to a metro which would only go at 56mph - it took 26 hours to reach Wick ! On the way back we found britains 4th Black Scoter off Embo Pier, Highland, also saw all the Scottish specialities and connected with a Ross's Geese at Lossiemouth, a King Eider on the Ythan Estuary, a Bonapartes Gull at Seafoth and a Two-barred Crossbill in Norfolk - ah.. those were the days !!

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