With thanks to all those for their encouragement to keep the blog going i have decided i will.
I decided to go for the Great White Egret and Common Crane this morning. Having been ill over the last 36 hours i dragged myself out of bed and drove up to Druridge. I met John Howden Blogger wondering around. He advised i had just missed the Egret with it being seen flying north. We had a wonder up to the Budge Hide anyway just in case. There we met my work mate Ritchie Dunn and had a good craic with him for a while. Thanks for the words Ritchie ;-). Myself and John then decided to head up to Shaw farm to clock the Common crane. The Crane was in the Stubble field opposite Shaw farm entrance showing really well. I went to get my camera only to discover i had left it in the house ahhhhhhhhhhhh. What a dork. Anyway we had a good view for 10mins before it decided to hop over the fence and disappear
So back to Druridge. I was nearly there when i recieved a call from Ritchie advising G W Egret was back. In true Sweeny style i handbraked turned into the car park, jumped out of the car, and rolled over the bonnet. Grabbed my scope and ran through the mud to bag my G W Egret. And there and behold it was. Fantastic views as it pranced around the wetlands. Two lifers in a day what more could a man ask for.