Hurray, I have my Bongo back in time for the Christmas holidays! It originally went to the garage because it wasn't starting well in the cold weather - a whole week and a not inconsiderable sum of money later - it is back and starting really well. Success!
So today I opened up the roof to give it some air, cleaned the floor and brought the bedding indoors as I don't think I shall be sleeping in it for a while and I didn't want it to get too damp.
Then I took it out for a nice run:
I went to Levington Marina which is not far, but always interesting for a good walk and some birds to look at.
|Looking over the marina to the River Orwell|
I walked through the woods to Loompit Lake which holds a large colony of Cormorants. On the way I saw a nice flock of Long-tailed Tits, and there were lots of Redshanks feeding on the edge of the water with a solitary Avocet.
I had hoped for perhaps a Great Northern Diver to be hanging about out on the river, but not today. There have been a few around this winter.
|Looking back to the Marina and the woods.|
Not much more to be seen here apart from a Little Egret and a single Brent Goose, so I returned to my van and made a cup of tea - just because I could! Love my van - looking forward to lots of interesting trips further afield in the New Year!