Saturday, 8 August 2009

Shropshire - nowt of note!

With the Enterprise grounded, the local birding scene beckoned for a few days at least! At best, it's poor at this time of year, dire would better describe the current situation.....

Andy Latham summed it up perfectly - Roll on winter, at least we can all go home at 4.00!!

The past couple of days have of course seen 'nowt of note' for me at VP! In fact, apart from a couple of Green Sandpiper at (OK plus the Little Egret?) there wasn't anything at all to get excited about.

I was even reduced to photographing backlit Greylags as they splash landed.

Adding insult to injury - balloon trips?? Could it get any worse, the sight of one drifting over the reserve scattered virtually every bird there to the four corners of Shropshire!!

And anything the balloon didn't flush would soon get sorted by the Hebridean sheep? A cautionary tale - don't watch the sheep at VP too intently as they dash around the muddy wader strewn (bit of fantasy here) margins....

and don't try to count them..... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz (Wake me up in September)

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