STILL NO COWS!!!!!
I did my WeBS count on Saturday morning because I was expecting to be ringing somewhere this morning. Three common sandpipers where a highlight and a year tick and two drake scaups were nice too. Despite there being very little to see, it was standing room only in the Oddie hide, even some visiting birders from Norfolk. Christ knows what they must've thought of Druridge given the quality of reserve management they are used to down there.
|common sandpiper - welcome year-tick|
|two drake scaup|
Later in the day we returned to do some net-ride maintenance, the coppiced alders can be watched visibly growing at this time of year, some morons were setting up camp at the north end, we didn't take much notice of them....
|me...hard at work|
|juvenile willow warbler|
|juvenile blue tit - evilness must be with them from hatching|
|This juvenile blue tit had deformed lower-mandible - one of two.|
The scruffy shit-heads left behind all of their crap when they went too. Impalement on a sharpened bamboo pole is too good for these idiots!
|the remains of four bamboo canes|
|dark-green fritillary - record shot|
great tit 2
willow warbler 1
blue tit 2