Posted by: digibirder | March 26, 2006

Long time, no blog!

Not really keeping this updated very well. Never mind.

My camera eventually came back from the service dept. after having its sensor cleaned. Well, it came back once and had to go back again, as they had managed to put more dust back into the chamber than they took out. They had cleaned the sensor OK. So it was away three weeks initially, I had it back a week and then it had to go again for, thankfully, only another week. They removed their dust free of charge.

Decided to have a little twitch yesterday. Some Hawfinches had been reported for a few days at Firbeck, near Rotherham. Not having seen them before, we decided to go and have a look. We found them, thanks to some other birders there, and managed to get some good views.

We then had a trip into Doncaster to a tea room that we used to frequent quite a lot. They do a lovely big square scone and butter – you get about four slices from it – and their tea is loose-leaf. And to top it all, it’s a no smoking establishment.

In the evening we went out for a meal to a pub/restaurant not too far away from us. We hadn’t been there before, and it wasn’t what we were expecting for an out-of-the-way place. Nevertheless the meal was nice. As there was lamb shank on the menu I had to have that. I’d say it was 6 out of 10 on the lamb shank scale. Keith’s rib-eye steak was nice as well, with huge thick chips. Two large glasses of wine meant that I had a bit of a head this morning!

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