Called in late afternoon,Just as two people where about to leave .On asking if much was about, they said that there was'nt, and that they only called in on the offchance as most times when they had visited it had been very poor. And off they went.In the next ten minutes i saw the following species :- Blue Tit, Great Tit,Long Tailed Tit,Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Dunnock, Morhen, Canada Geese,Mallard, Tufted Duck, Coot, Cormorants, Oystercatcher, Teal, Pochard, Goosander, Heron, Great Crested Grebe, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Wood Pigeon, And just as i was leaving 30 min's later 6 Reed Buntings dropped into the reeds in front of the hide. All these birds were easy to spot so what the two people i spoke to were looking at or for is anybody's guess. but sometimes you meet people who can't be satisfied come what may!!
Had a day away yesterday. the people i was travelling with stopped in a garage to fill up, between Kidderminster and Bromsgrove ( yes i know it's well of our patch) got out of the car to stretch the legs to see 20 plus Waxwings in a garden opposite. the first i've seen this year. hav'nt heard of many being about either compared to the tremendous sightings that we had last winter