|Luke with a bent rod, Simon doing the coaching bit and Benno waiting with the net!|
|Outrageously over-gunned! I could easily have gotten away with Duncan Kay's and centre-pins.|
As I mentioned, at the start, the birding was a nice distraction from the inaction on my gear. I managed to add Marsh Tit to my pathetic year list but there were plenty of other species around the venue. Chiffchaff, Green Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, two Raven, upwards of a dozen Common Buzzards, Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Nuthatch, large numbers of dastardly "Sinensis" Cormorants, Grey Heron and a smart little male Mandarin kept me entertained. It was exactly what we wanted - a nice Saturday Social!