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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Black-throated Diver - Lisvane Res

Still present this morning and showing well from the observation platform and car park.

A photographer who regularly contributes to this site was witnessed by myself, another birder and members of the public, trespassing in the north-east corner of the site in order to obtain photographs of the bird. I will refrain from naming the individual concerned, but will not hesitate to do do if I see his photographs of the bird posted on this or any other website. Please note this is unacceptable, selfish behaviour that contravenes the birdwatchers code and risks the currently limited access to this site being withdrawn to all. Besides, it portrays a very negative image of the majority of birders and photographers who read notices and abide by the rules.

34 comments:

Mitch said...

Hi Phil! Just in case the finger is pointed at me because i contribute quite a bit,'it's not me'.But i see your point,some do push it a bit too far!

Richard G. Smith said...

Not me either - haven't been there for years.

Phil B said...

Happy to confirm you were not the culprit Mitch. Neither was it Steve H, RGS, Alex, Jeff, Tiger, Randal or Slaphead. I spoke with the person concerned as he scooted off away from the site, so he knows who he is and that I do also.

Mitch said...

Not Jeff either,he's at Aust Wharf as we speak getting cracking Barn and S e owl shots,i was speaking to him a hour ago!

Mitch said...

'WARTH'

Steve Hinton said...

I was thinking doing some commando work up there. Not now someone has beaten me to it!

tiger said...

Tis very sad Smudger, you would hardly recognize it from wot it used to be - at least the wildfowl can feed & rest in peace now !

Randal M Snowdrop said...

I ve said it before but toggers are all utter bastards. It was probably the wader in drag. I ve seen pictures of him in drag on the wharf before.

Alex said...

God the suspense is killing me. It's like a real life Ruth Rendall mystery. Anyway a couple of well aimed stones for some flight shots or the tried and tested Brace's bread is much less energetic than trepassing !

tiger said...

or rent a bedroom from houses overlooking ?

Mitch said...

I can't think! all us regular contributing toggers have been cleared, who's left?

Slaphead said...

and he apparently posts on the Glamorgan ropey committee forum too. Only leaves Pedro!! no way he's too nice to be a real bastard.

Randal M Snowdrop said...

I have it on good authority that Tiger is the guilty party, egged on by Jeff.

Alex said...

All very intriguing ..... my initial thoughts were the Wader but then when PB said he posts on the Other other Channel I knew that not even the Wader would go there. Then my thoughts turned to a Tiger and Jeff Commando raid but after the great North Gower Gull scandal I know Jeff will be keen to keep a low profile. Then I thought about the Naughty Twins, Slap & Randal but knowing how much PB values his Res list, I doubt even that pair of rogues would want to cross his path. Maurice, you've been rather quiet on this one . Any confessions to make ?

Slaphead said...

fuck, I've just worked it out. Its a double bluff.This is what really happened, PB gets rumbled by the security guard with his trollies round his ankles whilst trying to give birth to a mars bar.The security guard then threatens PB with full exposure on the net,PB then conjours up a cunning plan to 'expose' a fictitious togger, passing the blame in doing so and in turn takes the heat of himself and his predicament. Simples.

Kojak xxx

Alex said...

Of course, the old double buff. PB outs himself as a distraction tactic knowing full well that there will be no shots of the Diver posted up so he won't have to name himself. So there we have. So there we have it, the Diver was flushed by PB aided by MC who held his tripod whilst he crawled through that secret hole in the hedge (I think!)

Mitch said...

I wont sleep tonight now until i know. I'll be lying in bed tonight counting Toggers jumping over fences! C'mon and do the honourable thing and post that shot. Give us a clue Phil!

Slaphead said...

I sense a new poll....

Phil B said...

Almost right with the double bluff guys. Actually, was trying to create a diversion story to take some of the heat off my good mate Oscar, who got a bit carried away on Valentine's Day.
As for a clue....'big Mexican moustache'....No, its Yosemite Sam!

tiger said...

a message from the Shepherd who has heard of this sorry tale : if a Spoon-billed Sandpiper was reported on the bank of the Res, who would be 1 st over, himself or the Roadrunner ?? (& he says nice to meet Slap earlier today)

Jeff said...

They'd both be trampled in the rush Cliff !!

MauriceC said...

Definitely not me mate. Maybe some years ago it might have been.

Mitch said...

A big Mexican moustache? Mmmmmmm! It's a woman then! We've all been barking up the wrong tree.

Richard G. Smith said...

Keep it going chaps PB is going for the thread of the year competition and it would be a shame to stop now.
Definitely wearing a large sombrero and an extravagant moustache overheard to say 'hey gringo why you kickamy pero and call heem f..k off'

Richard G. Smith said...

We're all stupid -we need to dress up as Dog Walkers - with cameras!
Anyone got a spare dog?

Mitch said...

How are they getting in? The fence looked pretty secure to me.

tiger said...

they ? or him ?

Randal M Snowdrop said...

You can borrow Randal if you like? Feed him one Tory for breakfast and two for his tea, or just one member of UKIP and an hereditary a day and he'll pretty much do whatever you want. He's house trained but if you are going to leave him home alone for more than a few hours I'd put a picture of Margaret Thatcher on the kitchen floor and he's trained to shit on her face.....the same applies for a tinkle except he prefers to give Cameron a golden shower. Call me if you need him?

pedro said...

Ok I'm going to hold my hands up it was me.Although it did look pretty impenetrable I didnt see any no tresspassing signs and wormed my way in through the brambles(ive still got scratches all over my hands). It was a lifer for me and it may have clouded my judgement on this occasion. I definitely wont be going there again.

Slaphead said...

NO WAY!! what an idiot, imagine burgling into Lisvane res and GETTING CAUGHT! Pedro you have much to learn my young padwan.

Alex said...

Slap, my understanding is that you have "previous" for this type of thing? Just curious

MauriceC said...

Anyone remember the Belgrano incident ?

Randal M Snowdrop said...

Snowy Owl......ahhh.....happy days!

Randal M Snowdrop said...

Snowy Owl......ahhh.....happy days!