A few avian highlights locally, with 3 Lapwing over the house whacking themselves directly onto the house list. Next came a vis mig corvid extravaganza with 3 Jackdaw, and 8 Carrion Crow all separate or in twos all West from the house. Next up a Chiffchaff singing on territory on Costello on 20th March which is my earliest ever in Hessle, well actually, Costello is within the Hull limits on Boothferry estate, home of course to the notorious No Neck Ted off Benedict, but it's still pretty fucking close to Hessle, even if they do only eat tinned Corned Beef it's not their fault.
So what can top THAT LOT? I'll TELL you. TWO more Jackdaws and ANOTHER fucking Lapwing that's WHAT! Well I SUPPOSE they don't REALLY top it THEY just add TO the LIST.
This is where I've missed the whole point of this post. True, Jackdaws are mega but I forgot to tell you about the really really mega mega. Yep, 32 Whooper Swan (s?) went very low North over Ruby's primary school. Well that's my excuse for being outside a primary school. With binoculars.
In a rainmack.
So, 32 Whoopers over Hessle, the same group was seen high over Bubwith a little later that day. Hessle tick! I'd presume by their altitude that alighted fairly close by, perhaps from north Lincolnshire? Who knows.
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As you all know The Professionals is the best programme ever made and Doyle's Capri is the greatest car in the world ever ever. Avid fans of the Professionals will know that Bodie's call sign number is 3-7. Now 3-7, where have I seen that before? Can't think.
Beddington Farmlands and Sutton, 20th January 2018
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