Apparently it was posted yesterday on social media that someone had lost 10p on the beach at Musselburgh.
I… eh… ahem… just happened to be in the area, ...... 10p is 10p after all.!!
I’m not being stereotypical against Scots though, being one myself.
It could just as easily be a bus trip up from Yorkshire.!! ;-)
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Paul A said:
Slander..I will be contacting my solicitor..
Did you get that American White Winged Scoter (I think it was) that was there last week?
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LOL Wendy !! to be honest we only have to put 5p towards replacement jeans as the Kendal council accepted responsibility for the damage and have offered to reimburse us ! I was going to say don't worry about it but then I thought about the bird food I could buy with it and benefit to our feathered friends lol I did buy myself a new pair of jeans so spending the other £35 for Mike's on suet pellets, sun-hearts and peckish nuggets ! My local garden centre had a bargain yesterday when I found a bag of RSPB whole peanuts 1.8kg for £3 and they were still well in date !
In reply to Alan.:
Alan. said:Did you get that American White Winged Scoter (I think it was) that was there last week?
Nope. Apparently it’s been around for a few weeks now but I think I’d struggle to ID it without a good scope… or even with a good scope. There’s almost always Velvet Scoters off the sea wall, and unless the White-winged was in among them and close in, I’m not sure if I’d be able to tell the difference. Today would have been a good day for it with the water being pretty calm.
Spotted a few Red-throated Divers and Red-breasted Mergansers though. Some winter Grebes around too but too far off and beyond my ID skills to make any confident statements.!! :-)
In reply to WendyBartter:
WendyBartter said:let me know where you can get two pairs of jeans for 5p & I'll be there like a shot!
Living in the far distant south, but a potential honorary Scotswoman.!! :-)
I seen a Surf Scoter last year at Musselburgh, much easier to pick out than a White-winged, cracking looking birds as you say. Often there are large rafts of Scoters and Eiders (100's of birds) but they can be 1/4 - 1/2 mile out so a scope is a must if you intend to search through them. I sometimes take the wee travel scope with me, but I already carry so much weight around that it's often left at home.
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In reply to HAZY:
HAZY said:spending the other £35 for Mike's on suet pellets, sun-hearts and peckish nuggets !
Well aitch, that's not going to keep Mike very decent & warm ... unless you intend to feed the birds on some sun-drenched tropical island where minimal clothing is 'de riguer' Rofl
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