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Friday, May 16, 2014

Disaster evening

With 30 minutes to spare I threw the dogs in the car and headed to the nearest location, Ned Hill watch point only to find a nugget walking around the west slope of Soil Hill with a shotgun. With time ticking away it was down the hill to Ogden for a quick check of the water.
Unfortunately it was the drug dealers convention night and the place was alive with unsavoury  characters , the sort of place where they check you for knives at the gate and if you have,nt got one they,ll lend you one.
I felt a bit silly with my 3 dogs, a Poodle, a Yorkie and a Lhasa Apso when everyone else had Akitas or Staffies in leather studded harnesses.
Not keen on leaving the car long it was a quick check of the water ,which just held 9 Canada Geese + 6 young and the usual Mallards, luckily there was nothing worth photographing as I would,nt have dared take the camera out of the bag.
A quick exit before it got to my turn for the Hubble Bubble pipe and off to the safety of Raggalds Flood.
Just to finish the trip off the flood was dried up but did hold a record number of 22 Woodpigeons and 9 Stock doves. It can only get better.
BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

You did the right thing to get out of there Brian.
At least when it rains it the keeps the goons at bay.
Hope the week-end brings in something special.
John.

Nigel Kerwin said...

Couldn't have picked a worse evening, but I'm sure you'll make up for it.