Welcome to this short e-mail update from Birdwords.
See me on the TV this Monday
Normally I wouldn’t do an update so soon after the previous one, but some of you might like to know that I will be on the TV on Monday, a film made in July off Poole, catching moths from a boat with George McGavin. Hopefully it will be entertaining.
The One Show, BBC1, 7pm Monday 7 November. Please do let me know what you think.
Brief Trip Report – A Weekend Break in the Highlands
I write this communication from Scotland, where I am leading a birding group over this weekend.
Our first day today: 10-20 Red Squirrels in Anagach Woods, Grantown-on-Spey, together with 4 Crested Tits and 1 Common Crossbill. At Burghead/Roseisle (east of Inverness) 1 King Eider, 200 Common Eiders, 4 Velvet Scoters, 50 Common Scoters, 100+ Long-tailed Ducks, plus Guillemot, Red-breasted Merganser, Gannet, Red-throated Diver, 10 Slavonian Grebes, Shags, a skein of 100 Pink-footed Geese, plus 4+ Bottlenose Dolphins. All in flat calm seas and sunny weather. More updates next time.
Competition still on
Don’t forget to enter the competition to suggest any mnemonic you use to identify any bird sound (e.g. I think a Dunnock sounds like the engine of a no 7 bus, or something like that). The most original wins a copy of the double CD set “Teach Yourself Bird Sounds”