Sunday, 25 October 2009
Spent the morning at Marazion Marsh it was bright and sunny with moderate wind coming in from the South West. Started off on the East side by the Standing Stone, nothing special just Little Egret, Grey Heron, Waterail and Kingfisher flitting up and down the reeds. I was joined by another local birder John and we were stood having a quiet chat when this big Black Labrador ran between us and jumped onto the bank and onto the reserve. I turned to look for the owner and this woman was strolling along about 50 metres away with a lead hanging around her neck. I shouted to her and told her to get her dog off the reserve and put it on the lead. At this request she got quite abusive, to cut it short heated words followed. The point I am trying to make is here were two people quietly enjoying a few moments of bird watching,this spot is well known as a watching point so why could the dog not have been kept on a lead until past the area. I can respect her right to walk her dog, but why do so many of them not respect others enjoying their hobby as well, as this happens so often at Marazion and other places. Anyway after this I took a walk along the path through the reeds hoping to maybe find a Goldcrest or Firecrest to finish the morning off. Did not find any, so I have just posted a few of the species I happened across.