Clear enough !
Kingfisher - Cliff pool
Tuesday 6th October 2009
I've been having a little chunter as I did the rounds today. First chunter was the cost of replacing a wing nut off my Tripod at Focus Optics, still I can't do without one and its cheaper than getting a new tripod with clamps that dont fall off in the boot of someones car. Not too many birds about so no distractions as I wandered about having a quiet chunter to myself. Mind you I did ask for it, going back to the scene of yesterdays moan, Shustoke Res. It was raining though so I thought it might be a little quieter and so it was. I bumped into Pete Forbes who was working on the same theory. The Arctic tern was still there but nothing new except a rather forlorn Gallinule species.
The rain stopped and the dogs returned. I do like dogs, honest but as in most things its the few thoughtless owners that create the problem. (see photos). A coffee at the Cedars and a check up on the reports of the Villa match last night and then on to Coton for 2 party sized Pork pies and an apple. If thats not healthy eating I dont know what is. Nothing much doing on the lakes so on to the Water Park. More chuntering about the erosion of the Nature reserve. On Cliff pool a suspicious looking duck demands attention. It looks good for a female Scaup but its too distant and with no scope and no chance of taking a snap its impossible to be 100%. Also seen were 2 Green Sandpipers, a Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk and a few Common Snipe.