Monday, 25 March 2013

And the winner is...


The competition for the first 'North Downs and beyond' Wheatear trophy was fierce. I had asked for blogger calm ahead of the arrival of Britain's favourite spring migrant, but this was totally ignored. In fact, the use of Wheatear images was at plague proportions.

This afternoon, the official cut-off point was reached. After several counts (and disqualification of Wanstead Birder for flaggrant posting of exotic Wheatear species) we had a tie. Both Plovers Blog and Not Quite Scilly had uploaded an unforgivable three images. However, the West Countries favourite blog won, due to the header shot also showing a white-arse in all its glory.

I was able to nip down to Seaton this afternoon to present Gavin Haig (right) with the trophy. Gavin was understandably overcome with such an award, his second this week following Cadbury's naming him their 'Chocolate Button Ambassador of 2013'

9 comments:

Paul Trodd said...

Steve - great post, nearly wet myself with laughter! Keep up the high (chuckle) standard. Plovers blogger

Marcus Lawson said...

ROFLMAO I believe is the modern response to such musings.

Stewart said...

I wish I had seen one to take a photo of!

Gavin Haig said...

Steve, I am truly honoured, and will naturally redouble my efforts next year to ensure I retain it!

PS. You haven't aged well Steve. No offense, but is it all those early mornings fondling moths? A regular lie-in is great for the complexion, as you can see. And do you want the address of my tailor? :o)

Steve Gale said...

Thanks Paul - I must stop reading your blog as I suffer terribly from 'Dungeness envy' afterwards...

Steve Gale said...

ROFLMAO? Is that Dorset street slang Marcus?

Steve Gale said...

Patience, Stewart, patience. You could always win the autumn trophy.

Steve Gale said...

That's what remaining in the London area does to you Gavin, whereas your youth has remained due to breathing good, clean Devonian air. You did look smart, I must confess!

Andrew Cunningham said...

What about an award for exemplary conduct in not mentioning ******** at all?