Thursday, 24 November 2011

Keep right on...

Verdict from the specialist...a course of Physiotherapy. OK, so that's what yours truly shall do. I've got my exercises and I'll do them religiously. I was also advised to "do as much as you can do" to keep my muscles strong, this obviously helps the joint. Time will tell if it works...

Plenty of geese of various species around Yorkshire at the moment. I'm hoping some will drop in to NDC soon?

Out of interest (if only to me) below is a list of birds I've seen at NDC but not this year (not a complete list - summer birds excluded). I only need 4 to break my year list record...

Bewick's Swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii)
Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis)
Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris)
European White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)
Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Branta bernicla)
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)
Common_ Scoter (Melanitta nigra)
Goosander (Mergus merganser)
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix)
Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)
Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
Eurasian Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)
Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)
Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)
Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)
Marsh Tit (Parus palustris palustris)
European Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis flammea cabaret)

4 comments:

Tim Jones said...

How much water is there at NDC at the moment? Surely keeping your ears peeled for a bit would get you redpoll otl!

Branwell said...

Good news about the hip. That's got to be better than going under the knife again. Hope the exercises work and you are soon up and about again.

Alan Whitehead said...

Hi Tim,
Dry as a Bone. Must be the wax in my ears, I'll have to listen harder!

Alan Whitehead said...

Hi Richard,
Yes, I hope it sorts it out. Hope things are not to hectic there!