Didn't get out much during the week apart from a trip to Big Waters on Tuesday night, nothing new to report but an unusual sight, for me that is, of a Curlew dropping in on the scrape for a quick wash and brush up, the first I ever remember seeing on the scrape although not common at Big Waters you normally tend to hear them before you see them but never heard a thing. There was also a Common Sandpiper on the new scrape. Lots of mossies around and one of my wrists was bitten to hell so onto the net and a quick one click buy from Avon was necessary.
On Thursday morning I managed an hour on the Derwent Walk, an amazing start to the day. I didn't get a lot of walking in though as I was sidetracked watching Dippers. The are a most captivating bird and seem to be, next to Kittiwakes, the bird that draws me away from things I intend to do so sorry for more pics and videos of them. There are 2 different ones in the pics and video.
You go and fetch the food luv, I've finished the
bottle and don't think I can swim
Its a long way down from here
Now I can see you
Now I Can't
and finally the inevitable video of Dippers
Sorry I couldn't leave an icon to click on but Google/Blogger/Youtube has outfoxed me
(once again) but it works perfect