Monday, February 11, 2008
As Saturday 9th February was such a warm and glorious day, we set off after lunch to Uskmouth, to look for birds and to test the "rucksack" style carrier that Rosie is now big enough to use. There were surprisingly few,birds, and Reed Buntings and Blue Tits were the only things visible in the reeds. Cetti's sang occasionally. The most interesting ducks were Gadwall. A large area of the reserve is now out of bounds (RSPB decision, they take over very soon), so we couldn't explore the reedbeds as much as we would have liked. However, on the western edge of the reserve, large numbers of Fieldfare were seen, A couple of other beasties also posed nearby: Rosie was now getting a bit restless, so we headed home. During the evening, I managed to digiscope the planet Saturn. I'll have a go at Jupiter next time I see it.