Who am I?

An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to see the natural world as a place for competition. I catch fish, watch birds, derive immense pleasure from simply looking at butterflies, moths, bumble-bees, etc - without the need for rules! I am Dylan and this is my blog - if my opinions offend? Don't bother logging on again - simple!


Sunday 26 July 2015

Still beavering away

Another session out on the marsh was to prove to be one of very mixed fortunes. I was privileged to spend a prolonged period, in very dodgy light, watching a European Beaver going about its' business but, on the down side, lost what could have been a very good fish when a "Kwik-linq" let me down. Lesson immediately learnt and remedial actions put in place - it will never happen again as the remainder have been binned! I was only using them because of an idea, I gleaned, from a Korda video. I'm as much at fault, as the product, I was using it in a manner that it wasn't designed for.

Sorry about the picture quality, but it's the best I could manage under the
circumstances. I feel it does enough to convey the intimacy of the encounter
(somewhere) out there on the East Kent marshlands.
I will be back soon, to continue with my campaign, another piece of the jigsaw now in place. My munger and hook baits were freshly prepared, this morning, and I'm convinced that my particle approach will eventually deliver the result I'm hoping for? As it was getting dark, my first Green Sandpiper, of the autumn, was seen flying overhead, calling loudly - as they do.

A wonderful encounter and, rare, privilege to spend time in the company of such a creature.


  1. superb mate evering one thought i was nuts when i saw one lol lol

    1. Mark - I was chuffed when I first saw it, last week, although I didn't quite believe it was happening as it swam through my swim. Yesterday, I saw it coming and was able to grab my camera without it spotting me. It was swimming around for about five minutes before it headed off back to where it came from? The one thing that struck me is how big they are - I'd never given it much thought but in my mind I had an impression of a large cat? This creature must be getting on for four feet - it's a very impressive animal.
      With the autumn wader migration now getting under way; there's a fair chance we'll bump into each other in the next couple of months - all the best - Dyl