Been out again this week with Micky boy Stocker, tryin' to add to his poor attempt at a year list.
Yesterday we wasted a couple of hours looking for LS Peckers nr Ellesmere Port, no joy , but managed to get a shot of Grey Wag and Jay.
Today we've been playin' out around Lytham and Preston, firstly pickin up the Glossy Ibis at Lytham, (Ballam Road on flooded field opposite Birks Farm).
Watch how u park, very fast narrow road.
Try to avoid what we did, ie park on a verge then spend 40 mins trying to get of it!
Digging wet mud from under the front wheels in the rain, with our bare hands, walking up n down the road looking for bits of flagstone, tarmac, bricks etc to put under the wheels then spraying mud and sh*te all over the place, we did finally get out, but I did begin to think at one point we wouldn't.
However, the bird was under the belt.
Happy, though delayed, we left for Preston and better birds. What can be better than a duck on a grey Feb day?
I'll tell ya, loads of things, that said a pair of Mandarins (at Grasshoppers Rugby Club pond, Tom Bensons Way) was a nice sight, but I really do hate ducks!
Now covered in mud n sh*te, jeans black/brown which match coat, hands shoes etc, home and gettin' in the bath.
Washed car on way home so Mrs H is none the wiser (told her I fell in a ditch).
LIFE IS GOOD.
Thanks Neill - great pix.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies....