Mark Reeder & TUB in Sheffield (Russell Spencer)
I don't like Monday's or Wednesday's for that matter. Sunday is the day of choice to spend in Sheffield for me. And what a nice day too, despite being in the minus degrees with thick ice everywhere and the remnants of the deep snow that dumped down in the region a few short weeks ago. I was in the city to investigate the urban birding possibilities under the expert and amiable guidance of local lad, Mark Reeder.
Mark certainly knows his birds having spent time in some of Britain's best hotspots from Shetland to the Scillies. He took me to some very interesting looking spots in and around town that have all attracted some pretty interesting birds. We didn't see a great deal although we did enjoy large numbers of Gadwall feeding in a field and an interesting dark-mantled pink-legged Herring Gull. Needless to say, no Waxwings. Read all about Sheffield in a forthcoming issue of Bird Watching Magazine.
Meanwhile, back in London it was business as usual. Writing, sleeping and watching MTV Dance. Some of those videos they play shouldn't be allowed. But they are and that's great!