Monday, April 28, 2008

3 vital points, a king and lots of migrants

Tommy Spur and Richard Wood

An excellent weekend ! Wednesday only went and did it ! We turned up at Leicester went a goal down in the first five minutes, then missed a penalty and even the most optimistic supporter thought we had blown it. Have no fear... we equalised just before half time and then the team that came out for the second half were inspirational. We took the lead through Steve Watson who was outstanding all the match, Leicester then also missed a penalty before Leon Clarke lobbed the Leicester keeper to send us into delirium. The Wednesday support today was just unbelievable, the fans simply drove the team to victory.

My day was made when we noticed the team bus on the M1 on our way to Flamborough after the match. We stopped at the next services just outside Sheffield and amazingly the team bus pulled in to the services and several of the players got off to pick up their cars. Cue photographs!

Spent Sunday at Buckton - lots of 'new in' migrants including 2 Ring Ouzels, Tree Pipit, Grasshopper Warbler, 12 Wheatears, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 5 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, Sedge Warbler and Yellow Wagtail. Outgoing birds included 3 Fieldfares and 3 Redwing. I put up 10 new Tree Sparrow nest boxes and noticed several of last years boxes were already in occupation.

Flamborough was equally productive, despite a bit of a run around I connected with the King Eider that was found last week (only 2nd ever Yorkshire record) and also saw Short-eared Owl and a smart Firecrest.

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