My garden/house is better than Spurn. I have no idea what is going on. My house is in a cul-de-sac in the heart of vibrant Hessle. The best bird I've seen in other gardens I've lived in, in Hessle, is maybe a treecreeper (April 19th 1986, Pulcroft Rd) or summat. As I've told you before, this house has seen a Hobby in May then a PURPLE HERON which has no chance of being accepted as I was pissed when I submitted it and even swore in the description and drew a comedy penis on the sketch was all pretty amazing. Not any more. At Spurn, or anywhere really, a Purple Heron is pretty fucking good. And maybe a Wheatear isn't that good? Well, here in suburbia a Wheatear IS far better than a Purple Heron! Honest. Have a look at this:
Little one, Olivia asked "What's that noise?"
I thought, jesus, what is it? It's a chat! Never. What? I jumped up.
Livvy said "Is that birdy making the noise Dad?" and there on our front wall was a Wheatear!
What is going on?
I got the bins and the coverts had pale centres....don't even go there....they really did.....all in all a young Northern Wheat was in our road! It perched up on the roof of the houses opposite then ended up perched up on the rooves at the back of the house
It's there. On next door's bin.
Unreal shit mamma.
Then after all that shenanigans, another Hobby flew through yesterday, this time a juvenile and interestingly took almost exactly the same route that the adult had in May but I wasn't even going to mention that as I think you may not believe all these crazy records and you think I sound like Martin Stansfield.
If any birders would like to book accommodation at my brilliant house, B&B is only £25 per night outside migration periods and just £85 B&B during May and Autumn. This includes a full English breakfast and a topless hand shandy off the missus, and only £95 WITHOUT the topless hand shandy off the missus. Fuck me, it's worth the extra tenner believe me.