A mainly grey and quite cold day at Dungeness. Best birds were Glaucous and Caspian Gulls, pair of Smew, Black-throated Diver, Tree Sparrows and Great White Egret. There were 1000’s of Guillemots, 100’s of Great-crested Grebes and quite a few Red-throated Divers offshore of the fishing boats.
Great White Egret
We joined 7500+ Luton supporters in Newcastle for this F A cup game. The game was won by Newcastle in a ten minute spell in the first half when they scored 3 goals. Luton played well in the second half when they scored an early goal, had another incorrectly disallowed and hit the bar from a free kick.
I don’t think anyone was expecting this result. This was only our second away defeat this season, I have only been to 3 away games but I have seen both defeats!! Good day out however and can recommend The Bulls Head in Burslem where the Titanic ale went down well.
A rare sight these days since the DEFRA cull. They almost wiped them out but there are still a few left, this one was at Wilstone Reservoir today.
Coming back from an unsuccessful trip to Pitsford Reservoir for a Corys Shearwater we stopped off at the impressive Cardington Hangars to see Airlander 10 the worlds biggest airliner. It is 92 metres long and weighs 20 tonnes. A few days later it broke free from its mooring and crashed into a field injuring two people. Cardington hangars are massive and can be seen from some distance when driving on the A421 near Bedford.
A good result that kept us top of League 2.