We started with a few pork and apple bangers from tescos and my venison snorkers from last nights efforts!
We lit up later than usual, Nigel was looking after his Dad who had only just had his pacemaker fitted! That left us minus a pair of great beaters, William and Charles but they have many years left ahead of them yet!
Richard and I troughed heavily on the bangers until Elmer Fudd our part time keeper arrived! We left just enough for him!
The rain recently has filled the old pond shown on the 1820 map behind our pen, I may deal with the trees this year and start feeding the pond in a gentle manner to encourage ducks in. I will trim a few of the low trees around the splash and look at geting some ducklings into the nearby pen!
Oh please ignore the date and time on the pictures, I dropped the camera at my sisters wedding last August (whilst sober I may add) and am unable to use the view finder or change any settings.
The four English Springers worked really hard today, I havent seen so many torn snouts and ragged tails for a long time!
After coffee we wandered back around to hit the same patch but from North to south along the same river bed! This time I poached a bird in front of Richard, I suspect it was the other cock bird I missed earlier!
I then picked up the bird that should really have been Richards, however all was not simple, a feeder had shed its nozzle calling for emergency work. Never mind, it all worked out and we hit the ale at the village pub straight after!