Not now though!!! Or is it? and if so WHERE is it?
Message on RBA Pager this evening reads
"SHORT-TOED EAGLE on 17th August
Grime's Graves (for 30th day)"
That's the only info we all have at the moment, I'm sure the whole story will come out, but.....
can a SHORT-TOED EAGLE be in Norfolk for 30 days and the news of it only
just come out?!!!!! There will be alot of p*ssed off Norfolk Birders
(and beyond) this evening!!! Blood Pressure will be sky high!!!
19th July to 16th August - dates just come out.......
A friend on facebook who knows of the observers said they "...feared of a mass twitch apparently and trouble in the forest........"
Too right there would have been a mass twitch – a humongous mass of twitchers, birders young and old, excited, smiling and very very happy! Why did they bother telling anyone at all then, that's what I want to know?
Also via same friend on FB "the news is only out now because the record has been submitted."
Friday Update – some of many comments on Twitter
"it's a genuine record, just come to light now bird has departed. Seen by 5 observers. Submitted to bbrc."
"reason given heard horror stories from Sussex. Totally misguided & out of touch with birding scene. Selfish"
I wrote on Twitter this evening "Next time someone finds a STE, can they please put the news out a few
minutes later, not hours later, not days later, not a month later!!!"
John Furse wrote a brilliantly amusing piece on BF HERE!