First returning AVOCET of the year at Cresswell Pond, Druridge, Northumberland. Thursday 08/03/2018. An awful heavily cropped capture of the bird.
N.B. i'm posting this at 04.55 on Saturday morning before i go back to bed having got up to head up to Dru for a mornings birding BUT without checking the weather forecast last night !!!!! SCOOLBOY ERROR. It is tipping it down and will do most of the day so i'm going back to bed hoping the car is available tomorrow instead. In my defence the fore cast for today wasn't at all bad in forecasts a couple of days back...that's why i didn't bother looking. Anyway, NIGHT NIGHT.