Well I finished work at 12am on Saturday, got home and teased the other half how I was right, she was wrong and I fancied roast beef with roast potatoes and the full trimmings, I was feeling quite smug with myself...that wasn't too last.
I got my camera gear ready for an early start (was supposed to meet up with Tom Hedge on Sunday at Summerleys) and realised I had an issue with the camera. I attached my 500mm and 1.4 teleconverter and realised on the display where it should have read an aperture of f/5.6 it said 0.0, oh no! I knew this meant something was wrong with the sensors either on the lens or converter or worse both! I took the 500mm off and it soon became apparent it was the teleconverter, two very small screws dropped to the floor, now I couldn't blame the dog or the missus as it's all stored away etc, my last teleconverter has failed, I received today an "exploded" diagram of a teleconverter, so pulled it apart today and reassembled it, it appears to be fixed BUT any lens attached feels very loose and I don't feel very confident with it...time will tell I suppose. But things got weirder I hit the bed at 12.30 and was just nodding off when "beep,beep,beep" my car alarm was going off, so without leaving the room I disabled the alarm then re-armed it...at 01.44'ish it goes off, sure it was windy but my alarm isn't that sensitive (here's a tip: if you have an overly sensitive car alarm, close the air vents, and point the vents downwards as on a windy day the wind will come through and the vibration from the wind will set it off) so I go out and check the car...nothing, got back under the duvet and re-awoke at 05:30 got my camera gear and went out to the car....driver side front and rear tyres slashed...f**k.
The only decent (half decent anyway) images I got from the day was the various Reedwarbler images posted here, there seemed to be alot of shooting going on, for what I hope was only Woodpigeons. Also whilst on the boardwalk the reed stems started to twitch, something was moving down there, all the Reedwarblers instantly went quiet and there was no movement from the birds, there was quite a bit splashing around in the water, what was it? I'm not sure to be honest, I can rule out a fox, the water is not only quite deep, but it's also in places has quick sand under it, was it a stoat/weasel possible, I have though a feeling it could have been an otter, after some looking around I found some Otter spraint, is that spelt right?...Otter pooh anyway!