I had plans for today but never followed through with them and decided I really ought to go see some birds so went to the WWT centre at Barnes.
The problem with Barnes is that they market it less for birds and more as a social centre. Which means you get lots of families - now I have no problem with this but they are seldom interested in the wildlife.
As I was getting the camera out of the boot a Chelsea Tractor parked next to me. It contained the obligatory family with young kids
Woman - I ought to get Enzo his....
Woman - Theo will love that
Woman - Oh its Cordelia.
Not vast numbers of birds about one Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, 7 snipe and a Ruff being the highlights.
As I was walking back to the visitors centre at lunchtime I ran into Trish. We had a chat whilst she ate and drank - I refuse to pay their exorbitant prices!!
and so home