Some mornings I'm a little nervous about opening the curtains, because you just never know what you'll discover out there.
Today's treat was an Oystercatcher, intent upon ridding the garden of worms.
I am wondering if this is a lady Oyc (they're not easy to tell apart), as she appears to have a set of muddy footprints on her back. Perhaps from a gentleman wader bird.
How ever might that have occurred, I wonder?!
Older readers may recall an episode of the 1970s sitcom Sykes, where Eric's sister Harriet returns from answering the door. If I remember correctly, she was wearing a white dress and the caller had been the coalman and Harriet now had a pair of black hand prints on her behind. Conversely, she may have been wearing a black dress and it was the baker! Ah, such innocent days.