Thursday, 17 June 2010

final one

well i have been home for 2 days, imsick off teesside and sick of the parents! unemployed and trying to save some money!

BUT i would like to draw ur attenetion to my new blog for my teessideian adventures, wont be just birds and creatures, but will be mainly these!

hope you all enjoy it!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

the end! or is it!

well i am off the island now, and quite sad, i am glad i had the opportunitie, what an experience! :)

im back up their at the end of the season to strim the island! im looking forward to that!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

maintaining insanity

To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

2. On all your cheque stubs, write ' For Marijuana'

3. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat,with a serious face.

4. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won! I Won!'

5. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Car Park, Yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'

6. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The Economy, We are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.'

And The best is last.

Send This To Someone To Make Them Smile.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

and then there were 5! (possibly 6)

Although I am not entirely sure, I know that I have less than 8 night watches to do! Woohoo, I'm not a nights person! My mind goes into overdrive on a night!

I have been hobnobing with a sir antony somebody who is something to do with the RSPB, he, his charming wife and slightly posh son came on a visit and were allowed onto the jetty! All the had to do was bring fish and chips! :) mmmm spam fritter! :)
And the next week we are entertaining the duke of northumberland, who actually owns Coquet island, suppose we should let him come onto the island!

Lots of exciting news bird wise! We have pufflings! Lots of eider chicks, black headed gull chicks and the terns are starting to hatch slowly! These are added to the rock pipit chicks and wren chicks!

We have seen some cool birds latelly too! The first guillimot to be seen on the plateau was here yesterday, aswell as cormorant, shag, gannet and manx shearwaters all at sea! And a chiffchaff in the south gardens!

I have received my first bird injury too! 2 nice peck holes in my finger thanks to an arctic tern! Oh how painful! :(

Got a weekend on the mainland to look forward to! Saturday is my dads birthday so he and mam are coming up to meet me, then sunday I am in the seabird centre trying to drum up some memberships! So if ur in amble, come and pay me a visit!

Saturday, 29 May 2010

night watch

So yeah, I have remembered, was gonna tell u all about night watches,
You head to the hide when it gets dark, armed with a high powered torch, radio, mobile phone, reading materials, and goodies, then you sit around all night, getting cold, looking out for baddies who like to steal eggs! (None so far) if you see any u shime the torch at them, if that fails, u light a flare and run away!

All very technical lol! I usually manage till about 6, then its back to the lighthouse to warm up! So far on night watches I have done 90% of my nvq work that I can do uptodate, read a book, I'm half way through my last book now, and staring out the hide takes up a lot of time too! I wish it could all be done from somewhere warm!

arrrgghhhh!!!! im sooo tired

I have come to the conclusion that I am not a fan of night shifts! I have done 7 now with 8 more to go before the 15th when my contract ends, I am gonna need some time to recover after that I think!
Its soo cold here I am sat with hold on,..... 5 layers on! And still chilly! The cold has got into my ankle and that Is now throbbing! :(

Its that cold I have forgotten what I was gonna write! Oh well.