Sunday 7th February 2010
It had the makings of a birdless weekend and very nearly was until Steve Cawthray phoned on Sunday afternoon to say there was a Pintail on Cliff pool, Kingsbury. Fortunately it was time to take my Dad home and Kingsbury was practically on the way. Having only seen the Middleton Pintails on the Drayton Bassett pits I was eager to catch up with the species in Warks. Its one of those species which, although the odd one or two occur in the County over the winter months, is nice to get in the bag. Or as they say in Leicestershire, 'Get in' me duck. The, me duck, being optional.