Friday, 30 July 2010
_going home time_
At 06:00 this morning my working week was complete - a catalogue of errors and challenges* (* opportunities) had been gracefully handed over to the other equally-tired-but-just-as-enthusiastic replacement shift equivalent... and I was off... for two weeks annual leave.
Prior to some disturbed recovery sleep I called at West Hartford, and was rewarded with a nice view of one of the barn owls while being serenaded by greenfinch and willow warbler. A Pheasant chuckled from within the field and a few black-headed gulls were socialising on the shallow flash - it's still looking good for waders.
Back home a relative garden rarity was encountered - two chiffchaff. You may mock, but that's a good record for the 'Sometimes garden!
So, in terms of annual leave and available birding time: the pager battery has been refreshed and a new notebook has been acquired - let's hope both are put to good use. Saturday is looking good for a trip out to the south of the region, the juv whiskered tern in Cleveland would be a bonus if it lingers (as would as visit to the cafe at Saltholme!), then after that I'll be birding sometimes elsewhere.