I was expecting two callers this morning. As readers of my previous post will know, I've been waiting for the "aerial" man! He was due - again - this morning, between 9 and 10. OK so the phone rang..... "most unusually xxx is ill - and we're very sorry but we will need to re-arrange"!! So he's now due on Wednesday at 9.00
I was expecting a friend this morning but unfortunately he wasn't feeling too well so the visit was postponed. However, he felt a bit better later so we met at LWC at Barnes for a cuppa and a natter.
On the way in, a very young moorhen was having a scratch.
After a cuppa and a chat with some fellow birders with cameras, we wandered along to the Dulverton hide. The Spotted Crake had been seen again that morning but not for a while. We didn't stay but on the way out two hobbies entertained with their aerial flights.
We then noticed some attention being paid to a group of autumnal-colour bushes. Very cleverly camouflaged were two Chiff Chaffs. They were very difficult to see with the naked eye, let alone focusing with the camera, but I managed a couple of shots.
After that, it was time to go, but as we sat and had a final cuppa, this Jackdaw came to keep us company. But as we didn't have any food to offer it, it looked at us haughtily before flying off.
A pleasant time, and I hope you feel better soon H :D
Mr and Mrs Stonechat
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