Sunday 8th February, Blithfield Reservoir, 14:00 - 16:45.
I'm still here folks. I've got about a day and a half before I go away.
Just enough time to fit it another blog entry, and some time spent at Blithers. It's my first visit this year. Much longer and I'll be accused of being a passage migrant!
Starting, on foot, along Blithe Bay. There had been one or two Scaup present in recent days, so it was most pleasing to see four. Although there's only three pictured here:
Also in Blithe Bay were 24 Goldeneye and 30 Ruddy Duck. It doesn't seem that long ago when there were hundreds of Ruddies at Blithfield, must be the cull taking it's toll.
Following a quick chat with Mr Blurred, down into Tad Bay next. Another 14 Goldeneye and 18 Goosander here. But the main thing to report is that the new hide has been built!
There is one flaw in the design though, and that's in front:
Where are the planks to sit on? What? You mean we have to use this one properly? Here's an inside view:
Continuing the theme of a recent blog entry, this does also mean that this hide needs a name. I may live to regret this, but, any suggestions? Seriously though, I can think of an appropriate name.