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!


Monday 29 January 2018

Worth a wander

The Iceland Gull seems to have left the harbour, but Snow Buntings (two or three) are still being seen regularly on the western arm of the outer marina. With nothing better to do, I took a walk this morning and, after a bit of searching, had two birds scratching about on the footpath within a few yards of where I was  standing. Quite flighty, they were flushed by a jogger and departed in the direction of the Harbour Lights Cafe. Two Kingfishers and a Shag kept me amused as I scanned, in vain, for C-R gulls.

Making my way back, I stumbled upon a rather confiding Rock Pipit feeding along the seawall. So year tick number two for the morning. Well pleased with my efforts I returned home and got ready for my afternoon shift in better humour than a normal Monday!


  1. Hi Dylan ..did you see my reply on December 23rd ..?


    1. Hi Nick,
      Yes I did, but just as I was heading off to work, thus too late to reply. A 21.05 is a great canal pike. As I have no idea as to where on the RMC your friend was fishing, I am unable to offer much advice. On January 6th, at Iden Lock, eels were very active during the pre-dawn spell, with the canal in heavy flood. Hoping you are well? - Dylan