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6 July 2011
Flat on my face again!
Words have a tendency to turn and sink their teeth in your arse.
After extolling the virtues of holidays in May I may have said that since none of Wanstead's finest and myself had been around in May, we might have missed anything good that was about. Chuckle! I wrote that in full and certain knowledge that May had been crap and nothing had been about. The error of my ways was brought home to me today by Captain Tim, out twitching the Common Sand on Alex, who said by way of an aside: "Oh, and did you know Paul [Raptor*] Davies, had a Marsh Harrier over the park in May?"
No I bloody didn't! Nor did Jono, or Stuart - both equally as gruntled as me at the news. But on the plus side a patch tick is what it's all about, and perhaps when they turn Walthamstow in to a huge water park we'll get more!
And yes there was a ever so flighty Common Sandpiper on Alex, and after Monday's hideous attempt at immortalising the Alex's first touch-down Lapwing we're back to real quality imagery. Ahem!
Another Tern over Heronry (wrong place, I need it for the flats now), a Kingfisher and 2 Little Egrets on the Roding, not a bad morning,and one that got better as I espied Wanstead's first Marbled White. Which would have made a great shot if I hadn't fallen in a ditch when trying to snap it!
* Paul "Raptor" Davies in honour of him finding not only the Marsh Harrier, last year he got the Black Kite