The only other shot I got was a very distant shot of a Ringed Plover but it was the first one of the year.
Wednesday I had a very depressing morning at Brandon Marsh.Like a fool I believed the weather man when he said it would soon brighten up.I decided to walk the path that goes past the wind pump and round to the golf course and found that instead of brightening up it was getting gloomier.There was also a damp mist and it was damn cold.Wonderful!!!
For an hour I saw no birds and no other people even the golf course was empty.I thought for a bit that everyone had died and I was the only person still alive it was that quiet.I did get a shot of the new Osprey nest that has been built on the Newlands let's hope it's successful.
An hour later sitting alone in the Carlton hide with no birds on show and with the gloomy damp conditions not having improved I found it so depressing that I was about to start to cry.Realising that I'd better get out of there quickly I left and headed off to the cafe where I knew a smile from the attractive waitress would cheer me up.
As I neared the cafe it dawned on me why I was failing to impress the the pretty waitress.Male birds at this time of year change into summer plumage to attract mates and this is what I have not done.This is where I am going wrong!!!!