I managed despite the fog to finish early yesterday, 12:45 to be precise but then I did have a very early start. I had fog the whole day. And despite patchy fog as soon as I got home I jumped in the shower and grabbed the camera and headed off to Summer Leys, I figured a few hours out was better then sitting on my backside watching dross on TV.
I went and checked the scrape, a few Tufted Ducks and Shoveller and a pair of Grey Wagtails, there was also a Green Sandpiper calling from the corner of the scrape and was flushed off towards Grendon Lakes by the shepherd looking after her sheep, I also got into a bit of a "debate" with some old boy who excitedly told me about the Great White Egret, I looked and told him it was a Little Egret, this bloke wasn't having any of it mind, it was promptly flushed by the shepherd and flew towards me and despite the fog and gloom got the image below of a LITTLE EGRET...idiot! But the ol'boy was still telling me it was a Great White and "you haven't even got binoculars"....guess I don't need them!
Still it beats sitting indoors.