Thank goodness some bright soul decided to invent google maps. How did I ever find the way to the local supermarket without it?
Anyhow, that is how I managed to find out where Whalsay, Shetland Islands is.
This is how I would get there:
29 glorious hours in a car/ferry and I can twitch a Wood Duck (if I had left 2 weeks ago). This is a wood duck in my local pond:
So why on earth am I blabbing about a little island when I do not know where it is and I know nothing about it. Well, I am going birding in Kazakhstan and my sum knowledge of it is [rather embarrassingly] limited to Borat sketches. Back to Shetland and birds. So, Alpine Birds blog got its very first proper review by another blogger. And Jon lives in the Shetland Islands.
Bitter Bonxie blog is about Jon's wild and bizarre adventures with (and without) birds. And he has a lovely way with words. Rarities, mundanities, Citrine Wagtails and more, all shared with a matter-of-fact frankness and a wonderfully dry sense of humour. This is certainly a blog to have on your blogroll!
If anybody else wants to blog about this blog, or take up any of the themes or ideas I mention, please feel free. And if you do, please let me know, so that I can reciprocate ;-)
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