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Tyne and Wear Metro – August 2020.
Okay I’m Aimee and I’m 28 from South Shields. I’m LGBT and Autistic.
I have physically;
• Hypermobile Spectrum Disorder
• Overactive Bladder
• Allergic rhinitis
• Borderline/Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder
My Fibromyalgia started with suddenly very painful periods after years of them being normal (following a sexual assault) and then I fell during Pole Dancing class and landed on the back of my neck and tore my Trapezoid muscle. I’ve basically been in pain ever since. Diagnosed in 2016 after 5 years of back and forth to the CFS team in Sunderland hospital and Dr Wells kept telling me my pain was caused by my mental health and once I got a job I’d be fine. Eventually I begged to be referred to Rheumatology and in 5 minutes he diagnosed me with HSD and Fibromyalgia. Luckily since diagnosis I’ve only had two dislocations but my joints are very unstable and hurt, a lot.
In other words I’m an absolute nightmare, rattle when I walk and complain all the time! 😂
I’m trying my hardest to accept who I am… It’s hard at 28 to know I had to give up for styles of dance and four nights a week dancing but I still teach on Tuesdays and dance at my friend’s class on a Monday (well before Covid!). I didn’t plan on being disabled and miserable, single for two years, not engaged and childless at 28 but that’s how the dice has rolled. Onwards and upwards!
Surfers ride the Severn Bore, Gloucestershire, UK, a tidal surge on the river Severn which can reach 10m, depending on various weather factors and tide and river levels
Credit: Simon Chapman/LNP
One in five species of maple are threatened in their natural habitats, an extinction study says.
from BBC News - Science & Environment https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54240554
A “green” fund to protect wildlife on England’s farms may be under threat, BBC News has learned.
from BBC News - Science & Environment https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54238399
UK farmers are complaining of a lack of clarity over how they will be rewarded for tending the land.
from BBC News - Science & Environment https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54238571
Stranger Things star plays Sherlock’s sister in Enola Holmes alongside Helena Bonham Carter.
from BBC News - Entertainment & Arts https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54212696
One long night at the Academy. Thank you for all the support online and in person. I love you all.
20/09/2020-Blog 1 of 2: The cottage, walk between Wells-next-to-sea and Stiffkey and Brown Shrike and more at Warham Greens: 10 different pictures to ones I tweeted
I wrote this blog on 20th September I have so far had some uploading limitations of the cottage wi-fi specific to Tumblr so as I said in my last blogs read in present tense of the date but are going out at random times and not in order. Today I did two blogs due to the photo yield, my second one which I posted in my last post is about the bit we did in between the first two parts of the day as per the title visit RSPB Snettisham.
I woke up to our first full day in Norfolk in very tranquil conditions, as I took in nice views and beautiful flowers from the cottage we stayed in and drank tea on garden furniture. This is one of the more beautiful grounded cottages we have stayed in on our holidays these past few years especially. I took the first five pictures in this photoset of sky, views, trees and flowers from and in the cottage garden. We also put some bird feeders up to compliment the ones already there, and it was great to see female Blackbird and Woodpigeon in the garden. Buddleia in this garden attracted a Large White butterfly and many bees too. On the way to Snettisham our first stop today we saw some Egyptian Geese with other birds on a pond. We got cracking views of a Buzzard flying low over the road but safely on a journey today, reminding me of a metaphor I said in 2013 here about wildlife hitting you in the face in Norfolk!
After Snettisham today we then went in search of a rare Brown Shrike that was in Norfolk only the second bird of the species for the county I believe we heard. We were given great directions to where the bird was being seen by two kind people we saw at a safe social distance at Snettisham. We initially made a wrong turn and ended up on a nice coastal walk somewhere between Wells-next-to-Sea and Stiffkey. Here it was nice to see a good few Curlews a strong bird in this area of coast, and down a lane in the area we got great views of lovely Brown Hares. I took the sixth-ninth picture in this photoset of views here.
We did then find Warham Greens as shown in the tenth and final picture in this photoset and were directed by many fellow twitchers past a lake, onto private land who’s landowners had very kindly allowed people to come onto their land and see the bird to an area between pig sheds up a hill. We arrived and saw people watching, the Brown Shrike was out of view in a bush when we arrived. But it very soon arrived back and I was thrilled when looking in the binoculars to see this bird! It was just on the edge of the hedgerow and I could make out what a very beautiful bird this was. We were over the moon to see this simply incredible bird. What a moment, one of my best moments this year. I got a record shot picture of this bird which I tweeted on Sunday night. Such a special moment to come in a holiday, indeed this is exactly what we came to Norfolk in September to do be in the area if rare birds turn up and try and see them so to do it two days in is so amazing. It felt so Norfolk that we came here and saw this bird today.
It’s the second September holiday in a row we’ve timed it perfectly to see a rare bird in the area after Brown Booby at Cornwall’s Kynance Cove last year so I think we’ll carry on these September trips away if we can! This Brown Shrike is a milestone new bird for me, my 270th bird species in my life and 180th this year. To be 30 birds from 300 just is phenomenal for me, it feels like yesterday it was 7 years ago and just after coming to Norfolk I brought my life list figure to 200 my year list ending figure last year I can’t believe where that time has gone and I have been so lucky to return such considerably extensive and star-studded amounts of life ticks each year since 2013. The 18- not a figure it always looked likely I’d reach in this very strange year so I was so happy to get there making it compete well still with my three previous highest ever year lists 2019, 2018 and 2017 with how many birds I had seen at this stage in a year just ahead of how many I had seen in 2017 on this date with the other three ahead. In the five times I have reached it my 179th bird of the year has been a completely new one for me that year list quirk would have continued if it wasn’t for the Little Stint I saw at Snettisham which I posted about in my last post but I am pleased I saw both obviously and a new one for 180 just one behind my 2016 total is very special. Weirdly enough I saw my first Red-backed Shrike ever six years ago today at Hayling Island’s Sandy Point in Hampshire. It was good to see another shrike to make it three seen in my life with Great Grey Shrike too and I’ve seen Great Grey Shrike twice this year I’ve never see two shrikes in a year a little ambition I’ve held for a few years to see two shrikes in a year actually. The life tick meant whilst I wouldn’t have minded giving the year 2020 was and year lists being my main measure of a successful year these days I had advoided 2020 becoming the year I got the lowest amount of life ticks in as my fourth new bird of the year to take me level with my 2012.
Also at Warham Greens it was special to see some Ruffs, many more Greylag and Egyptian Geese, lots of Wigeons a nice autumnal and wintery bird to be about and more great Hares we saw so many of them today which really stood out. What a fantastic day out I really enjoyed today so much and was so happy with what we saw and did today!
Wildlife Sightings Summary: My first ever Brown Shrike, two of my favourite birds the Red Kite and Little Egret, Curlew, Wigeon, Mallard, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, Bar-headed Goose, Ruff, Pheasant, Woodpigeon, House Sparrow, Carrion Crow, Wren, Large White and Hare.
20th September 2020: Blog 2 of 2-RSPB Snettisham
I have had some issued with uploading my blogs on the cottage wi-fi whilst away as I detailed on Twitter on Dans_Pictures last night. I couldn’t get yesterday’s blogs uploaded then, but tonight it seemed to not let me put part 1 of yesterday’s blogs on but part 2 I could upload successfully please find this below. So I think I will run a system now of when I finish photo uploading and that for any blog I can post I will regardless of if its the same night as normal each blog as normal will be dated so they’ll always read in present tense of the date at the top. Then any blogs I cannot get on I shall upload when home to catch up. It seems to be specific photos that are the issue to upload so some I may just have to say no I can’t post until home as most of my high photo yields on the day of the holiday so far will mean I post different photos in the blogs to those tweeted to reduce amount of tweets so I can’t substitute them which is what I did to get Saturday’s out when we travelled up and I took under 20 pictures. So it may lead to the blogs being posted in a random order and if I do part 1 and part 2 due to photo volumes on the days this may not correspond perfectly either.
When we arrived at Snettisham I was delighted to see more Egyptian Geese in big groups of Greylag Geese as well as Canada Geese so Egyptian Goose was a key bird to see today. Snettisham was an RSPB reserve we came to in our summer 2013 Norfolk adventure. I was reminded what a lovely looking reserve it was as we walked round today. The stunning and vast expanses of mudflats and pools shone in the sunshine. I took the first, second, fourth, eighth, ninth and tenth pictures in this photoset of lovely views here today, as well as the third and seventh of berries and bouncing bess flowers a lovely coloured one. It was fantastic to see so many Ringed Plovers wading in this along the front looking into the Wash a famous location and a Dunlin came very close too when scanning which was great to see. I took the fifth and sixth pictures in this photoset of a Ringed Plover today as well as one I tweeted on Sunday.
The abiding memory of Snettisham on a hot and sunny day seven years ago were butterflies with multiple species seen with some, memorably Gatekeeper very close. So today made an interesting visit, I had not really thought in late September I would have a butterfly fest like that but with the recent heatwave I expected to see some. Alongside frequent of late Large White and Specked Wood what we did see today in perfect habitat for it were Wall Browns on the way out to the very coastal bits and then on the way back we saw a few. We got some cracking views of these beautiful butterflies I posted a picture of one on Twitter on Sunday, now on my B list of favourites, seeing some so close. They are such well-marked creatures I did find it so precious seeing these here and it added well to whilst it took longer than recent years to see my first of the year this year a strong year for these butterflies for me again. I also saw some nice flowers today including some sea campion I always seem to see a lot of flowers on a Sunday these days I am not sure if this is because I notice them on the day Twitter’s #WildflowerHour occurs or not. I also saw some great dragonflies today at Snettisham.
The bird that had become the target today at Snettisham was one we didn’t see last year but always look for at this time of year the Little Stint. We scanned the mudflats a lot and did not see one. Until we saw a couple and the gentleman had a bird in his hand - we assumed injured which he confirmed later - we naturally at a safe social distance wanted to ask what he had. He then said it’s a Little Stint. We were chuffed as we saw in his hand a Little Stint, a young one possibly. So we had seen the bird and we ticked it off. A very special one to see. I was very happy to see it, it was great to secure a bird year tick for the trip away when coming to Norfolk we hoped we could get one. I have an interesting year list trend in that Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint I always either see together, a few days between each other or next to each other on my chronologically ordered year lists two birds that are very much about at this time of year. Little Stint today followed last Saturday’s Curlew Sandpipers at Farlington Marshes onto my year list. We also saw a deceased Shelduck on the beach quite a young one sad to see but nice to study this bird I love up close. The person with the stint was trying very hard to find someone who could give it veterinary attention they are kind people and it was heartwarming to see such care for an injured bird. We met some very nice people at a safe distance overall.
Wildlife Sightings Summary: My first Little Stint of the year, one of my favourite birds the Little Egret, one of my favourite dragonflies the Southern Hawker, many Redshanks, Lapwing, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Mallard, Little Grebe, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, Mute Swan, Goldfinch, Linnet, many Pied Wagtails a star bird in Norfolk so far, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Wall Brown, Large White, Speckled Wood, Common Darter and bees and flies.
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So looks like we’re heading for another lockdown
Suppose it’s a virtual Halloween then?