Thursday, 2 October 2014

Grey Plover

Wednesday 01 October...Sandy Heath Quarry...0700hrs...Darren Oakley-Martin (soliloquy):

''Grey Plover?''

''Grey Plover!'' (this time with emphasis)

'Plover' then seen...flying off. (an adumbration only)

''Get in!''

Wednesday 01 October...Home...1900hrs...http://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Pluvialis-squatarola

''This doesn't sound quite right.''

''Neither does this...''

''...or this...''

It is two years since I heard Grey Plover, and as convinced as I was that I had one before me yesterday morning, I can't say that I don't now have my doubts. The problem is though, that I don't know what else it could possibly have been. It sounded like a GV, it looked like the flight silhouette of a GV, but I can't quite assuage these doubts that it might have been something else.

Sometimes, you should go with your gut instinct. Icarus once had a gut instinct about something, but look what bloody well happened to him.

That is now three species in as many days that I have talked myself out of.

Exit stage left.

DOM

2 comments:

  1. I don't like it myself when things get away with doubt, of interest what else have you talked yourself out of ?

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    1. Hi Andy, Rock Pipit and Blain's Crake! D

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