Timid-usually spotted on slip roads onto the motorways or the exits from services. They considerately join at 40mph oblivious to the chaos behind them. Sat in middle lane 60mph, no faster and reaction times of a slug.
Kamikaze- Easily spotted, he's the twat filling your mirrors with either a BMW or Mercedes, Sat-Nav tells them they're an hour away from their holiday cottage in Devon but the twat is going to be there in 45 minutes regardless what's in their way.
Fridays tally was 2 hours stuck between a junction (Kamikaze crash into barriers) and a twat who thought it would be sensible to pull out of the hard shoulder with no attempt to build up speed nor indicate, zero mph into live traffic and a dubious smell from my cab later, I really needed to be birding this weekend even if it rained.
You can't really visit reserves neither because everyone else is, more people than birds ain't my cup of tea. So I visited my Quarry Walk on Saturday and came away with nowt photos wise, but got Cetti's Warbler, Little Grebe, 5 Hobbies, 3 Cuckoo, a solitary Lesser Whitethroat, several Common Whitethroats, Loads of Sandmartins but sadly no decent mound on the quarry this year, simply because of demand than malice. Had a chat with Martin who was also on the site, oh and NO REED WARBLERS ON THE BOARDWALK for the first time (others scattered elsewhere on site) in 6 years, great management. Between Martin and myself we were wondering if the site was being 'soften' up for other use but it's definitely a Natural England site so wonder if it's possible to do so.
The next day I went down to Quarry Walk again, more in hope than anything else.
But the first bird I see of interest on the boardwalk was....
The occasional dog walker flushed the birds onto fence posts
I took a wander down the railway line towards Summer Leys. I ventured out onto some very dubious ground, only on the way back did I spot the old 'quicksand' sign. It's not quite on the edges but is further out. The reason being, some Little Ringed Plovers were flitting about, failed on flight shot