Thursday, 10 February 2011

Another truly diabolical day, rain from mid morning till gone dusk!!

I ventured out after work this afternoon, and had to put on my sodden coat after walking home in a downpour - yuk, but I suppose you can only get so wet!

I thought i'd just pay a brief visit to the lakes, maybe something will have dropped in to the relative shelter there, but no, I arrived soaked and bedraggled to be met by 4 MOORHEN and just 1 MALLARD, even the Canada Geese had gone :-), mind you, the gas cannons we back with a vengeance today!!

My walk to the lake was much in haste due to the rain, and the only birds noted were MISTLE THRUSH, SONGTHRUSH, GOLDCREST, TREECREEPER and 3 pairs of Mallard on the growing pools of water in the Wet Woods.

Oh well, one day soon i'll have one of those good days that make days like today seem worth all the effort - but I do hope it's not too far away :-)


ShySongbird said...

Just the same grotty weather here too Warren, what a contrast to Tuesday!

Those cannons really are a pain, they seem to be worse this year.

Hope you have dried out by now :)

Warren Baker said...

Like everything these days Songbird, the cannons are bigger and better than they used to be ! I think farmers round here are in some kind of macho competition :-)

Greenie said...

Warren ,
A day to forget for sure .
Didn't even get out the door .
Did catch up with photos though .

Derek Faulkner said...

We have gas guns alongside the Swale NNR at the moment, a bit noisy but far preferable to the farmer getting a license to shoot Brent Geese. Seems they're a bit dammed if they do and dammed if they don't - if they were all round the fields shooting pigeons and the like that'd be wrong and if they use the harmless scaring tactics, that's wrong.

Marc Heath said...

That good bird is just around the corner. Surely the sun will be out again soon and that first singing Chiffchaff will make it worthwhile.

Ken. said...

Hi Warren.
I applaud you for even getting as far as you did.If you don't go out, you won't find the birds. Better luck tomorrow Warren.