As it happens, I took all the plaudits (and fish) with my catch of five fish - shame that they were all Bream! The best one would have been a fantastic perch, yet was just another "snotter!"
The highlights were provided by the avian visitors to the venue. I recorded Kingfisher, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, before I'd got the rods cast out. A mixed flock of Greenfinches, Goldfinches and Redpolls provided the bulk of my entertainment - the Redpolls being my focus; could I find anything interesting amidst their ranks. Obviously my thinking was along the lines of a Mealy (Common) or better. Best I could muster was a, BTO-type, metal ringed male, possibly a bird ringed by SBBOT?
|I'm becoming boring, I know, but why bother with metal rings in 2014?|