Well I don't know about those that are 'oop north', but this week has been a little bit peaky. Thankfully, my journey home last night was undertaken in a vehicle with aircon, which meant that I could get home without my knackers fusing with my thighs. The other benefit was that the vehicle has a CD player, which meant that I could listen to the free CD that came with Birdwatch this month. Very enjoyable it was too, I recommend it to you dear reader. Unfortunately it seems that one of the tracks isn't on there (on my copy anyway), which is a pity.
Here is a totally unrelated digomonoculared image of a duck.
A Mallard doing female.