A female Mallard, South Norwood Country Park, south London or is it Croydon?
Over the last couple of days I was gently eased into the world of 'Twitter'. Initially, I was told about it by the woman who guided my birth into the blogging ether, Clare Evans (check her blog, she's one of my followers). After a long gestation period of deliberation I was finally induced by Fiona Barclay at Birdguides - who's quickly becoming my own private IT support.
I'm now a partially fledged Twitterer. To be honest, the jury is still out. I don't really see the point of it at the moment. I mean, do people, strangers at that, really want to know that I've just had sex, been to the loo or in the midst of contemplative navel gazing? I think not!
Needless to say, I shall persevere with it for a little while to see how I feel a little further down the line.
Today, I enjoyed some of the ornithological delights of Croydon in south London (or is it Surrey?) as research for my forthcoming piece in Bird Watching magazine. I loved discovering a drumming and calling Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in Selsdon Wood, a soaring Peregrine over Riddlesdown and an array of commoner species in South Norwood Country Park including at least 7 nervous Fieldfares. I love Fieldfares. In Spain they call them Royal Thrushes. They should be renamed Royal Thrush - as I feel that there is something definitely regal about them. Well, having said that, they look pretty manky on their breeding grounds and have a crap song!
I best get on with my article - the deadline was last Tuesday!