I had agreed to play cricket in a testimonial match for Tony Rickson on Friday afternoon at Bobbing Court so I took the opportunity to visit the RSPB reserve at Elmley in the morning.
On the approach road there were plenty of redshank and lapwing in evidence and a few yellow wagtails.At the farm young swallows were abundant hawking around the barn and orchard area.Reed and sedge warblers were also plentiful in the reed beds along the track.From the hides it was obvious that the avocet population is booming with chicks of all ages in evidence.
The cricket was fun,though the game was lost and I survived to tell the tale.
An old chesnut about the difference between a weasle and a stoat.
A weasle is weasily wecognised but a stoat is stoatally different! on that note I bid you all good day.