I met Dawn, Diane & Keith at Potteric Carr this morning (a rather good reserve on the outskirts of Doncaster that does a mean Bacon sarnie).
Dawn wondered if we had meant Old Moor as the rest of us were a few minutes late. As we walked through the door of the visitors centre there was a big picture of a Bittern.
Dawn “it’s a myth they don’t exist”
The myth had been seen at Piper’s Marsh so off we went. We walked in the hide and were greeted with “Bittern, showing”.
I think Dawn thought this MIGHT be one of my wind ups but NO there it was
Yes I know this isn’t good but here is a distant record shot.
We watched it for a while with Dawn oohing and aahing and then it flew, again not good but here we go….
And have some more pictures…..
A couple of poor record shots of a Willow Tit
After we departed (it was a bit cold). I headed off for some churches. I drove past one on my list St George Doncaster but the traffic was heavy and there will be other days. I had three other targets the first was locked but the others……
728 St Cuthbert, Fishlake
729 St Lawrence Hatfield
I was lucky because it is only open 2-4. The chap inside was chatting to me and asked if I was from Hatfield!! I said no I was from Essex. His wife said to him that with my accent it was obvious I wasn’t local!
And they are the first churches in South Yorkshire I’ve ticked.