Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Away day

Took a trip to the RSPB nature reserve at Leighton Moss in Lancashire yesterday, in a hope to see a few different birdies, and just for a change of scene. Unfortunately, the weather was pretty awful all morning, got completely ripped off at a service station on the M6 (£5.80 for a coffee and a bacon roll!!!), missed the turn off on the motorway, got stuck in a traffic jam, arrived to find that the Marsh Harriers and Avocets that we'd hoped to see had already headed off south, they were stimming vegetation in front of one of the best hides, and the place was swarming with numpties who couldn't ID a Black-headed Gull at a range of 10m!

But, we had a good day nevertheless. Lots of ducks, and a couple of Marsh Tits - birds we certainly don't get in East Lothian. Also, finally saw an Osprey, fishing over the River Clyde, from the car on the way home.


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