14:20 – 16:00 (ish)
After a couple or three hours of ‘shake and vac’ this morning I had a couple of hours of “drake and quack” this afternoon .
It was a wet blustery afternoon with the wind on the increase as I left Ogden.
I was hoping that the inclement weather might have blown something tasty my way but it was not to be.
12 Canada Goose was sheltering on the West side before venturing into the middle of the water. 10 Swallow were zooming under the trees below the promenade. A pr. Great Created Grebe were feeding near the middle of the water and the Tufted Duck was preening itself under the promenade wall.
There was just one duckling with mother on the small inlet pond.
Around the circuit there was plenty of wind, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Many a Blackbird, 3 Wren, Robin and a M. Blackcap.
Ah well, nice to see the Blackcap, I might even get a picture of one here, before long.
The toilets were closed, when I paid a visit (or not). According to a sign on the door, there has been some vandalism and the toilets will only be open when the visitor centre is open. I know a good tree if anyone’s interested.
Sue is crown green bowling in this lot tonight - she might need some lead weights in her drawers.
A definite joke day.
A woman goes into the fish shop and asks for cod and chips.
The shopkeeper answers “ we have no cod” – the woman leaves.
10 Minutes late the same woman returns and asks for cod and chips.
The shopkeeper says “ we STILL have no cod” – the woman leaves.
10 Minutes late the same woman returns again and asks for cod and chips.
The shopkeeper says “look madam. If you take the ‘D’ out of haddock what have you got?”
The woman thinks and says “Hadock”
“Now” the shopkeeper says “If you take the “I” out of Plaice what have you got?”
The woman thinks and says “Place”
“Now” the shopkeeper says “If you take the “F” out of Cod what have you got?”
The woman says “There is no “F” in Cod”
The man “Yup that's right. Bye - have a nice day!”.