Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Shetland Shindig

I've just staggered back to London after an excellent weekend's wildlife exploring in Shetland. More to follow once I've unpacked and triaged the steaming pile of emails that await. To whet your appetites I attach a photo. Roger Riddington (editor of the esteemed British Birds) aka Strider is on the left, and Martin Garner (uber-birder and author of Frontiers in Birding) is on the right. We haven't decided which hobbit he is yet. They're looking for a rostrata Redpoll.
I think it badly needs a caption. Please post your suggestions.

9 comments:

MalcolmJ said...

Well it wasn't me!

Alan Tilmouth said...

Rostrata, are they from Mordor Mr Strider?

Binocularface said...

Don't ask me; I thought it was a Linnet.........

Dave Hutton said...

"Are you sure it's not Islandica Martin"....?

Judge Dread said...

If I look silly enough do you think people will have pity on me for putting it out as the wrong species ;-)

Stephen Menzie said...

As Roger is distracted by a brown finch moving through the trees, Martin takes the opportunity to show what he really thought about having his latest ID paper rejected by BB.

Des McKenzie said...

'Roger, for God sake man let's face it, Slender-billed Curlew on a nutbag was always unlikely!'

Tony Morris said...

"I hope Roger doesn't share an office if he does that all the time!"

Trevor Jones said...

Forget the redpoll I think I've just stepped on a Lanceloted!