Two very brief visits to Druridge all weekend, and not because of the drink either!
Other things have prevented me getting down to the patch. These include twitching (terek sandpiper), ringing (Ellington Pond), farm surveying and gardening, and tomorrow I'm at the County Show with work all day....
I caught the last hour of daylight at Druridge this evening, the three spoonbills were still on the Budge field, in front of the little hide and .......they weren't asleep.....not at all.....any of them! They even flew a short way and one appeared to be colour ringed, Brian Bullough's blog confirms my brief sighting. Brian's photo's aren't enough to get a sure result and the cr birding website isn't much help without more detail.
So, has anyone out there seen more on these colour rings? I would love to find out where it has come from.