Last night “The Gull Team” met over pizza and beer to plan our winning strategy for Sunday’s winter bird race. Our chosen name is a rather weak word play with Gull being the Norwegian word for GOLD but there is nothing feeble about our plan for the day with victory being the only acceptable outcome!
There are currently three other teams that have announced their participation but the organisers are choosing to keep the suspense factor high by not announcing who the competition is – obviously fearing sabotage and other acts unfitting of ornithologists.
My birding today was limited to the garden where the over wintering Robin burst into song, 3 Blue Tits were chasing each other and a flock of 11 Waxwings flew over. I will soon have to put up the bird box with built-in camera that I was given as a birthday present last year.