Bradshaw - Raggalds Flood - Soil Hill - Coal Lane - Ogden Plantation - Ogden Water - Percy Road - Taylor Lane - Bradshaw.
I set off with some nice leather sheepskin gloves on and returned with 2 heavy black sponges - amazing tricks the weather can play.
Enough stair rods to carpet Led Zeppleins Stairway to Heaven this aft.
Apart from 3, 5 min interludes the outing was very wet.
Ogden Water amazed me when I arrived to a car park with many cars and people walking in this stuff.
Birds were (nearly) non-existent.
Raggalds Flood - 3 Black Headed Gull.
Miles off, in the lower Shay fields,a very large Gull,possibly a Great Black Backed Gull??
Difficult to make out the leg colour, but I think it's pinkish.
The white trailing edge to the wing, on the in-flight (under wing) pic, looks the part though.
This would be a good bird for my 2018 list.
A Kestrel was toughing it out, hunting in the rain above Ned Hill Track.I think it's a Female.
The usual Small Gulls and Mallards were on Ogden Water, although there could well have been others in the gloom.
I still haven't caught up with the North End Little Grebe but I did manage to see the Kingfisher flying from the centre of the north end bushes across the water.
Again, a good bird for my 2018 list.
The mobile rang and I got a
As bad as it was it was better than the TV, Snakes and Ladders and Ludo combined.
Oh, OK then - not Ludo,
Sat here at the moment stuffing my face on a tin of biscuits (not the tin obviously) awaiting my next
Hope the bicckies weren't a special gift.
I must think up some New Year Resolutions to break, soon.
I may have already broken one with the biscuits?
(I did not get much feed back from my bird quiz, alas.
I guess it was a bit of a failure).
The trailing edge (above) looks good for a GBBG