Look at the general paucity of news for Leicestershire this week, pretty much sums up the lack of anything decent to go and look at:
Slim pickings, especially as I reported the Turtle Dove! So that leaves 11 Crossbills as the only thing noteworthy, and they were a flyover!
The weather has been pretty terrible recently too so I've not even been inclined to go out Owling....although Paul has clearly had some success recently so maybe I should get out anyway and try and bag an image of a juvenile.
Many birders at this time of year switch over to molesting butterflies, orchids and suchlike and I'm beginning to see why! Now, if only I knew about something other than birds! To be fair my freshwater fish knowledge is pretty good, but the prospect of cleaning/sorting out my neglected fishing equipment is a step too far, it'll take ages. I'll have to stick to whinging about birds I think, only 3 and a bit months until October!