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Sat 8th May 2010

Posted on May 9, 2010 at 1:35 AM

nonsense : I have to start with the nonsense today, as the mighty Leeds United were finally and dramatically promoted to the Championship, after two terrible years languishing in League 1. And of course - as is typical - they decided to make it complicated and I spent the second half staring at the computer screen watching the scores flick up. During that half we were up, then down, then up again, then down again, then up!

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Leeds promoted   (pics from bbc)

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Little did this young supporter know that in the next 30 years he would watch his team get relegated, then eventually promoted, then actually win the First Division, then get to the Champion's League semis, then financially collapse, then get relegated, then go bankrupt, get relegated again, before today's promotion.

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So, come on everybody, let's all sing along!

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birds : Friday was a good day for migrants, with the wind in the NE and overnight rain I thought it might be, so I had a 5 min check of Fort Hommet before work and had numerous Whitethroats, a Sedge Warbler and Yellow Wagtail. This encouraged me to make a dash for Lihou Headland in my lunch hour which was excellent. The clump of Tamarisks overhanging the beach there is one of my favourite spots on the island and I had two each of Redstart and Spotted Flycatcher feeding together above the sand. And in the top gardens there were two more Spot Flys plus a Lesser Whitethroat amongst the commoner species. And then on the way home I had 15 Wheatears together and a male Whinchat at Pulias. All this was in less than an hour's birding and I wish I was able to spend all day out. No proper birding this weekend as Rosie is working, but today I had my first Common Tern of the year at Miellette and a Red-legged Partridge at Chouet was a very unusual sighting.

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moths : the cold wind is still restricting the number of moths in the trap and there was very little last night of interest.

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Dark Spectacle

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Categories: 2010 Spring