Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Sandwich Tern.

 WOW!!! I now know what it is to be a Birder on a Mission, the thrill of having that message come through to say get here quick we have found (What ever) this time it was a Sandwich Tern at Westport lake, from the frustration of having a poor signal on our mobile phone (knowing we would have been on our way there much quicker) to the thrill of the drive hoping in all hope it will still be there when you arrive, (although most of the journey my eyes were shut, luckily I was'nt driving) my dearly Beloved was very reasuring however saying "don't worry I have done this millions of times", thank God we were no further away than Knypersley Res, thank God also that the person sending the message did not give up as I really thought the mobile phone was about to be launched out of the car window,  the thought of what life would have been like had it not still been there, does not bare thinking about!!!!  I am also humbled and very proud that in the heat of the moment (of getting that perfect record shot) Dearly Beloved did not forget little old me (still without her own Camera) standing behind him and him making sure I got my chance too!!!! Please see below, and all my thanks to those that stood guard against any joggers or dog walkers flushing it away, the mantle we then picked up ourselves for others that had not yet arrived, what a fantastic unit birders make when they come together.  I have this image in my mind of one day seeing someone turn up in their wedding finery, shouting make way I need to see this before I get to the Church!!!! or has that already happened to someone out there already. LOL (Note to oneself, must make sure sensable footwear and an outfit I can run in to be worn at all times). Just in case..............






 Sandwich Tern.
Sandwich Tern.

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