Sometimes the stars align, the fates smile and work and pleasure combine. This they did this morning, with a much needed site meeting at a reserve allowing a bash at catching Dippers and a kick start for a new project for the Cardiff Bird Ringers.
Bless, some mothers do 'ave 'em.
Sherpa Soman providing care in the community while waiting for another Dipper
This part of the river was shallow so Dr Oenanthe decided to be brave and set the net this time. Ten minutes later dipper number three! The Gods are fickle for the bird did not stick in the net, and Dr Oenanthe, not being Usain Bolt, was unable to get to the net before it had escaped. Minutes passed like hours. A Grey Wagtail came and missed the net. Then came back, flew into the net but decided it wasn’t in the mood and left. Two dippers taunted us up stream for some time before we decided it was time to call it a day and start the day job.