Friday, 31 October 2008
re upped the slender billed curlew video
only because most of the birdforum nutters have not seen it.
having had a peak at dude forum i found this 'stuff that happens while twitching'
so i will add my own(if anyone wants to post it then feel free)
way back in 1991 i got my first car,i picked it up at 9 by 1400 i was watching the nutcracker in staff's.the next week after telling my parents i was going to fiely,which was a little white lie!
we headed straight north for the chimney swift,as we got to catterick we pulled off the A1 for the franklins gull,but dipped,i tried to get back on the A1 but some how got lost and ended up inside the military base at catterick!
as we tried to look at the map,we saw a convoy go past,(which i found out was heading for a remembrance day parade)so all 3 of us are in a white escort dressed in green watching a army convoy go past us while in the base.
10 minutes later on the A1 we pass the convoy at speed 'pointing and saying 'we just saw them leave'
many hours later after dipping on the swift,i arrived home to an angry mother who told me the police had been round,and wanted me to ring the police with regard to my movements that day.
i rang the number under the watchful eye of my mother as i explained i was not a IRA terrorist but had just being birding, i found out i had been reported as 'suspicious' by a driver of the convoy then tracked by every camera along the A1 and then the M8 and M6.