No...not hangover for a change (though i did have a few pints at the match last night)..I saw a ruff, on the Budge fields this morning in a quick visit before work! Because we have had a reasonably dry week, the Budge fields have dried out a little leaving a muddy edge and as a result there were lots of waders there today, mostly redshank and curlew but also dunlin, oystercatcher, lapwing and a single ruff.
I put some more niger out for whatever is eating the stuff???? and was pleased to see a few tree sparrows at the man in the cottage's mammoth feeding station. I'll try to get a piccie of the feeders at the weekend, all brand new, I think he may have got them as Christmas Pressies, there was nowt on them on Sunday but there was a few birds today.
73 tree sparrow
74 house sparrow