Hey it's Friday!! The weather here has been glorious. Really. I'm not just saying it. So good in fact we are getting Betty out from her winter home tomorrow, and going pootling.
Regular readers of this little part of me, already know what a twitcher I am. I am Bill Oddie minus the beard; one step away from hanging around an estuary with a telescopic lens. This morning as I walked along Carbis Bay beach, I spotted an Oyster catcher. They are not rare birds, but they have always intrigued me with their red legs and beak. They are waders, and you don't often see them wandering the tide line, so I'm guessing the colder weather has brought them here. They are very noisy, and you hear them before you see them.
He teased me the length of the beach and back again. Every time I got near, he flew off. It was very frustrating! I'm not very adept at taking this kind of photograph. My hand shakes and I never focus in time. So I was thrilled with the above picture. I think Mel from Coal Valley View called it the money shot, in a recent post of hers. It's not the sharpest. But look at that fabulous beak. It's as if he's carrying a carrot.
We are promised more good weather this weekend. There are plans to visit a new beach, some gardening perhaps, good food. Above all I hope it's a relaxing one.
I hope you ll have a lovely weekend too.