15 Mar 2009

Strange happenings....

Quote of the weekend: Sir Alex Ferguson 'I felt we were the better team'.
Result of the weekend: Man Utd 1 Liverpool 4

Humiliation of the weekend: Man Utd being routed at Old Trafford.
Headline of the weekend: 'Liverpool open up title race with clinical demolition of Ferguson's flops'

Strange happening: complete silence from all my Utd supporting mates. Have all their mobiles suddenly stopped working?

The next best quote of the weekend?

Phil Vickery ex-England rugby captainand cornerstone of the front row asked why he thought the penalty count and yellow cards against his team would be reduced this weekend:

'Because I said so'.
Asked again by the female interviewer:
'Because I said so'.

A sweet result at Twickenham today with the French being routed 34-10!

A good weekend all round but still no summer migrants for me despite being out and about in the most likely spots. Good news is that some birds are gettign through with Stan ringing me about 2 Wheatear at Burton Marsh yesterday and several Sand Martins being seen locally.

With milder weather all the birds are starting to sing in earnest and a walk around Burton Mash this morning was accompanied by singing Skylarks and Reed Buntings. Several Greenshank were present on the Decca Pools and a female Marsh Harrier hunted distantly. Other raptors included Merlin & Hen Harrier and there are still 100+ Pinkfeet around.

Other birds included a Water Rail seen briefly in flight and a pair of posing Grey Partridges.

A tour of the N Wirral coast yesterday ended up with the usual cuppa at the Lighthouse cafe with Frank & Al and a desperate attempt to salvage something from a disappointing day by searching through the gulls and waders on New Brighton marine lake.

More locally the Mealy Redpoll's are still present in Stanney Woods but no further sign of the Lesser-spotted Woodpecker.

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