Had to cancel my bank shift yesterday for today obviously, which was really annoying because it was on my own ward which is obviously my favourite ward to work on. Will probably go into work tomorrow and ask to do 'light duties' rather than have any 'sick time' off.
The only reason I went to bed yesterday afternoon rather than snoozing on the sofa was because I can't bare being in the house on my own AND being lazy. I have loads of jobs to do around the house, but I knew I had to rest. Spending ANOTHER day in this house being lazy will be too much, so I may go somewhere local for a bit of fresh air to break up my day.
Note: Spoke to Andy W. on the phone this morning who told me that whilst Justin L. and he plus others were in Ireland on a twitch yesterday! Dave Holman found a White-billed Diver!!!!
Escaped from the house and as I drove along the road I felt tired and shakey and probably should not have gone out.
Went to Choseley Drying Barns where I watched Yellowhammers and Chaffinches feeding from my car. Was trying to photograph these when a couple turned up in a car, got out and came and stood in front of my car with their camera and wondered why every bird flew off!!!
Titchwell RSPB - sitting at the tables by the Feeding Station were Eddie Myers, John Furse and shortly after Julian Bhalerao and Duncan MacDonald. John ticked me off for being outside. Walked to the Fen Hide and chatted to Robin Abel on route. Watched distant views of the Jack Snipe from the hide, but no sign of the Gargeney. Red crested Pochard distantly. Saw my first sand martins from here.
Pied Wagtail near Island Hide, Titchwell RSPB.
Walked to Parrinder Hide where I watched a sparrowhawk zoom through. Several more Sandmartins. A pair of red crested pochard close to the path to hide. Pied wagtail. Back at Fen Hide saw 3 Sparrowhawks, several marsh harriers and 2 Muntjack deer walked along just below the hide window!!!