You know, when I review my photos of the 'Strumpshaw Crew' on an expedition, we really do resemble an episode of Last of the Summer Wine!
A long-overdue visit to West Stow failed to produce the anticipated views of Crossbills, but was terrific craik, with Treecreepers a-plenty, Willow Warbler, Nuthatch, Barn Owl and - best of all - five Goosander on the lakes.
Following a cup of tea, we moved on to Lackford, where we added three Goldeneye to the sea-duck tally but little else of note. The sun eventually came out as we walked around our final stop at Mayday Farm: however, the only things flying were F15s! Still, a great day out in good company