Heading out for lunch today with Carole and popped down to Wallsend Burn to show her the Mandarin that has been there for a while. On arrival I knew it was close to the car park because I could see a Big Lens pointing at the poor little Mandarin from a very short distance. Typical bloody photographer I thought no thought for the bird then I recognised him and thought to myself now he is a canny lad so whats going on. I started to talk to him from about 10m away but he kept moving away from the Mandarin as it kept going towards the camera and in some instances was down to less than a metre away. Moral of the story is don't jump to conclusions when it looks as if man with big lens is harassing small bird when its actually a smart bird harassing a guy with a "big lens" (I know cos I once was that man with the big lens).