Wednesday, 7 September 2011

The 'Secret Lemonade Drinker'

If (Chief Engineer) Mike Nicholls is reading this, please don't worry mate the heading has no relation to a 'drink problem' - ha, ha!

Even though the weather had brightened up since yesterday, once again it was a day at home for me. With about 10 miles of 'electric string' winding through my lounge and a heap of gadgets piled on the dining table I was more interested in getting my 'media system' sorted out than birding. It always takes me an age to sort these technical things out but about 10 'o' clock a knock on the door saw my savior arrive. Gary White (the SLD) has been shipmate, great friend and now helper for many years and soon got down to getting all the right leads in the right holes, with me heading for the shops and a new i-Pod and lap-top computer. One more technician to visit tomorrow and we should be back to normal, and then maybe a few original photographs rather than another selection from the archive as below.

Black & Rufous Warbling-Finch

Black-necked Swan

Eared Dove

Giant Wood Rail

Green-barred Woodpecker

Guira Cuckoo

Hooded Siskin

Monk Parakeet

Narrow-billed Woodcreeper

Picazuro Pigeon

Plumbeous Rail

Red-crested Cardinal (male)

An e-mail from regular reader Janet Reed gives us an insight to the rescue described below - Many Thanks Janet.

The crew of the Weymouth RNLI relief Severn class all-weather lifeboat Beth Sell assisted a 24- metre sail training vessel with 16 persons onboard that was dismasted South of Portland Bill. Footage taken by crew members i-phones and pentax hand held camera. 5 Sept 2011.

Portland Rescue

A quick update on the Stat Counter, notably Spain hovering just outside of 3 figures!

Num Perc. Country Name

drill down1450271.63%United KingdomUnited Kingdom
drill down14987.40%United StatesUnited States
drill down5322.63%TaiwanTaiwan
drill down5152.54%CanadaCanada
drill down2971.47%EstoniaEstonia
drill down2831.40%AustraliaAustralia
drill down2191.08%GermanyGermany
drill down1830.90%FranceFrance
drill down1580.78%New ZealandNew Zealand
drill down1440.71%NetherlandsNetherlands
drill down1290.64%ItalyItaly
drill down1080.53%JapanJapan
drill down950.47%SpainSpain
drill down830.41%BrazilBrazil
drill down780.39%IndiaIndia
drill down670.33%BelgiumBelgium
drill down620.31%PolandPoland
drill down530.26%ColombiaColombia
drill down490.24%American SamoaAmerican Samoa
drill down490.24%ThailandThailand
drill down480.24%SwedenSweden
drill down460.23%RomaniaRomania
drill down440.22%SwitzerlandSwitzerland
drill down410.20%PeruPeru
drill down370.18%MalaysiaMalaysia
drill down370.18%FinlandFinland
drill down350.17%SingaporeSingapore
drill down330.16%IsraelIsrael
drill down320.16%MexicoMexico
drill down320.16%PhilippinesPhilippines
drill down320.16%South AfricaSouth Africa
drill down300.15%DenmarkDenmark
drill down300.15%Korea, Republic OfKorea, Republic Of
drill down280.14%Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
drill down270.13%HungaryHungary
drill down260.13%Hong KongHong Kong
drill down240.12%BulgariaBulgaria
drill down240.12%Russian FederationRussian Federation
drill down230.11%ChileChile
drill down230.11%NorwayNorway
drill down220.11%IrelandIreland
drill down220.11%UkraineUkraine
drill down220.11%Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
drill down200.10%ArgentinaArgentina
drill down200.10%GreeceGreece
drill down200.10%IndonesiaIndonesia
drill down190.09%PortugalPortugal
drill down190.09%TurkeyTurkey
drill down190.09%VietnamVietnam
drill down170.08%Czech RepublicCzech Republic
drill down170.08%Sri LankaSri Lanka
drill down160.08%CroatiaCroatia
drill down150.07%SerbiaSerbia
drill down140.07%PakistanPakistan
drill down140.07%MaltaMalta
drill down130.06%Anonymous ProxyAnonymous Proxy
drill down120.06%Costa RicaCosta Rica
drill down110.05%MadagascarMadagascar
drill down90.04%VenezuelaVenezuela
drill down90.04%United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
drill down90.04%EuropeEurope
drill down80.04%EgyptEgypt
drill down70.03%SlovakiaSlovakia
drill down70.03%JordanJordan
drill down70.03%AustriaAustria
drill down70.03%OmanOman
drill down70.03%LithuaniaLithuania
drill down60.03%BangladeshBangladesh
drill down50.02%MacedoniaMacedonia
drill down50.02%CubaCuba
drill down50.02%EcuadorEcuador
drill down50.02%KuwaitKuwait
drill down40.02%GrenadaGrenada
drill down40.02%Trinidad And TobagoTrinidad And Tobago
drill down40.02%BelarusBelarus
drill down30.01%GuernseyGuernsey
drill down30.01%KenyaKenya
drill down30.01%GeorgiaGeorgia
drill down30.01%AlgeriaAlgeria
drill down30.01%JerseyJersey
drill down30.01%LatviaLatvia
drill down30.01%LesothoLesotho
drill down30.01%GuyanaGuyana
drill down30.01%Puerto RicoPuerto Rico
drill down30.01%Virgin Island, U.s.Virgin Island, U.s.
drill down30.01%Satellite ProviderSatellite Provider
drill down30.01%QatarQatar
drill down20.01%NepalNepal
drill down20.01%MalawiMalawi
drill down20.01%LebanonLebanon
drill down20.01%SenegalSenegal
drill down20.01%GabonGabon
drill down20.01%ArmeniaArmenia
drill down20.01%LuxembourgLuxembourg
drill down20.01%ZimbabweZimbabwe
drill down20.01%ChinaChina
drill down20.01%SloveniaSlovenia
drill down20.01%MauritiusMauritius
drill down10.00%Tanzania, United Republic OfTanzania, United Republic Of
drill down10.00%MacaoMacao
drill down10.00%GuatemalaGuatemala
drill down10.00%BotswanaBotswana
drill down10.00%MontenegroMontenegro
drill down10.00%MaldivesMaldives
drill down10.00%Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands
drill down10.00%GibraltarGibraltar
drill down10.00%BermudaBermuda
drill down10.00%MoroccoMorocco
drill down10.00%IcelandIceland
drill down10.00%Bosnia And HerzegovinaBosnia And Herzegovina
drill down10.00%UruguayUruguay

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