A day off - before I go back to work tomorrow night for the graveyard shift.
Only with all this flooding around - it will be ANYTHING but quiet over the next 7 nights - I just hope it doesn't get as bad as July....
Spent the day off sliding over the mud around the local lakes.
I had hoped to see some Roe Deer from the train on the way down there.
No such luck - their fields are all under water at present...
I did see lots of nice birds though, in glorious (almost spring -like sunshine).
Both Peregrines, some Egyptian Geese, one Goldeneye drake again (furiously diving unlike the Pochard and Tufted Drakes surrounding him), and lots of passerines.
The fat Robins were singing very well today.
It really did feel like spring!
Click on any of the images to enlarge.
Oh, and if you're wondering, the Peregrine in the photograph is the (smaller) Tiercel (male), and the little brown bird is a (female) Reed Bunting in winter plumage.