I just wanted to apologise for not posting for a few days, but I have been laid low by 'Man Flu'! I never get a cold and haven't had a cold for years, so the lurgy that I am suffering with at the moment has to be Man Flu. I've had a look on the Man Flu website and I definitely have all the symptoms.
The Man Flu website states that "Man Flu is a crippling and debilitating disorder
indiscriminately striking down male members of the human species without
warning. The illness is often referred to pejoratively by female
members of the species who are in fact immune from the illness as
man flu is now known to exclusively attack the XY chromosome
carrier. If Man Flu is kind enough not to kill the infected party it
will definitely leave him weak, sick, hurting everywhere and in dire
need of TLC.
Medical professionals now also widely recognise that self
diagnosis by the sufferer is the best means of identification as the
symptoms of Man Flu are far more severe than the simple common cold
which predominantly targets the XX chromosome holders (i.e. females).
This goes some way to explain the cynicism some women display
towards their male counterparts".
So there you have it, the reason I've not been able to get out birding these past few days is because of man flu. I am hoping that it will only be a mild form, although this is rare of course, and I have a wedding to attend tomorrow of my music mate Andy. Of course if I am a little worse for wear tomorrow it will be the man flu, or perhaps a bad pint, and nothing to do with the quantities of real ale quaffed.
Man flu depending normal birding service will be resumed on Sunday, or perhaps more likely Monday!
a few random VI bird images -
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