However, when I'd finished the morning's shopping, I had a couple of texts from Pete Walkden and Kevin Grocock who both told me it was showing well so I thought sod it I'll go over and join them.
Mr. Cocky here didn't need any maps or directions as I had been to Napton before and I would find them easy enough.Wrong!!!!! I must have driven round Napton for an hour, nearly crashed twice (my fault each time) but never saw a sign of any birders or a GGS..
So why didn't I call my friends up and find out where they were? God knows. I thought the bird had flown and they had left.Wrong again.I found out later when I checked the map that,on my grand tour of Napton, I had been pretty close to them on one occasion but had turned the car round.What a burk!!! I also found out later that they had great views so I will not be checking out their websites later so avoiding seeing their great shots and being very jealous.
I then decided to have a look round Draycote Water but, after walking along the Farborough Bank for a bit, I noticed that the weather was going downhill fast.Thinking that there was nothing of note about I headed back home.Wrong again!!!!! I found out later that,at the time I was giving up, Richard Mays and Bob Hazell had found a Snow Bunting on the Draycote Bank.Bugger!!!!!
Not a good day.