Wednesday 29th April, Croxden Quarry, 18:50 - 20:00.
You may remember reader, that I recently described Croxden Quarry as a birdless, desolate hole? Well, I nearly fell off my chair when I received a text from Mad Malc which said "Avocet @ crox". Whoah, whoah, sweet child o' mine, hang on a minute? Is this Croxden or Croxall? The latter gets all the rarest birds at the moment.
But no. Unbelievably it was Croxden Quarry. This I had to see! And indeed I did. You know, birds are easier to identify when they're in black and white.