Thursday, 16 February 2012

No new species but a cracking morning, Gromit.

It's coming to something when you have Bittern, Smew, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler and Kingfisher within walking distance of home, and none is a year tick. Oh well.

Not one but two Bitterns were showing right out in the open, at point-blank range, from the Ivy North Hide at Blashford, and the redhead Smew (quite possibly the one I saw a couple of weeks ago elsewhere) dropped in.

A great morning - apart from two utter cretin photographers wrecking other people's enjoyment. I tried hard to embarrass them, and succeeded.

N.B. these photographers are for illustrative purposes only, and are not in any way meant to convey the author's opinion of photographers in general. Note how none of these carries a binocular. I've just had a great idea for a rude joke about the fat bloke's knee pads.....but I won't blow our cover as a clean blog.

1 comment:

  1. 'Fat bloke' doesn't narrow it down much - although I guess it rules out the one-handed chap on the right...