forced by my mother to go birdspotting in a nearby country park. As you can see from the pictures, it was cold. Apparently birds can be fooled if you hide in a giant wooden box with some climbing plants on it and stick your head out of the middle of it.
We traipsed through rain and mud to a number of little wooden boxes, from which vantage points I was able to distinguish a number of rare and exotic species - coots, swans and a pigeon which I think was lost. More often than not, however, you can see from the photographic evidence that there were sod all birds in the local bird sanctuary.
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