30th – 31st December – Upton and Lytchett Bay   Leave a comment

My friend Paul Harvey from Shetland has returned to Upton to see his parents. On Friday evening he arranged for Ian Alexander and I to join him and our old friend Trevor Squire for a drink. We met up in the World’s End pub. Trevor was my ringing trainer and we have all known him since the 70s. Trevor has been ringing for over 50 years and is one of the most experienced ringers in the whole country. We spent the evening catching up, discussing ringing opportunities all over the world and reminiscing on some of the great times we had in the past.


L-R: Ian, me, Trevor and Paul


On the Saturday the 31st Paul, Ian and I visited Lytchett Bay, an area that Paul birded regularly when at school. There were good numbers of Wigeon, Teal, Lapwing and Dunlin but neither us, nor Shaun who was birding from the opposite side of the Bay, could add that elusive extra species to the Lytchett year list.


Lytchett Bay from the main sluice



Over 100 Canada Geese and 56 Brent Geese were in the Bay


During the evening Janis Andy, Amber and Kara came round for a meal and stayed to see the New Year in.



Amber and Kara's New Year resolution was to be nicer to each other - lets see how long that one will last!



Both Kara ......



.... and Amber were showing off new dresses .....



.... and Kara entertained us with some songs before we turned on Jools Holland's Hootenanny to see the New Year in.



Posted January 1, 2012 by gryllosblog in Uncategorized

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