After a few drinks with a mate last night I arrived at Low Newton this morning to try and clear my head.
First off I looked out over the scrapes and thought I was either seeing things or still pissed !!..... There, sat with a couple of shelducks was a gaudy looking Egyptian goose !! Makes up for that very brief flyby patch tick a few weeks ago I suppose.
I was soon joined by Stewart who happened to be walking down the track to the pool. He seems to making a habit of poaching on my patch recently, I hope I'm not going to be in for another Tilmouth/bluethroat experience this year. Shortly after, Jimmy also arrived to take a look..... a Low Newton twitch no less !
Anyway, we all dismissed it as a horrible plastic thing (as all good birders should), then each managed to secretly grab a few photos and admire it when the others weren't looking (as all good birders should !). Even Jimmy, who was taking the piss out of us for even looking at it, soon had his camera out for some pics.....
|Category Z rubbish or extremely rare patch MEGA ?...|
|Nice to see the 2 ruff still present on the scrapes this morning too....|
|Gypo and ruff meet.....|
Finally, a single fieldfare was in trees at High Newton yesterday.