Getting into a bit of a routine with this Garden v. Birding lark. Half a day of each seems to be a sensible compromise at the moment. Actually today, to be honest, has not been typical. A third at Alvecote looking for Redstarts, a third gardening, working up a thirst for the final third at the Weddington Soc.Club Beer Fest. Have to support the local beer festivals. Small scale compared to some but alot of effort put in to make it happen. Today was a bit of a fact finding mission. I found I liked Wood Farm Brewery's Hopps & Dreams and found a new Brewery (the closest to home yet) Ellis's from Hinckley, Leics. with their Conny Quaser Bitter. Both excellent beers. The fest continues thru till Sunday so I may well be visiting again but I'll be walking next time.
Common tern, Alvecote pools
Weddington Social Beer Festival