After raining most of the day it started brightened up by late afternoon with a light south easterly wind so I tried quick look at the pond before the next shower came but ended up damp again. A Kittiwake was off dunn’s bay, the 2 Great-northern Divers out in centre, Raven over golf course, female Shelduck, Blackcap male in biggen bay, 30 Sand Martin and my first House Martin of the year.
I have recieved a lot of feedback regarding Bittern so here's two more shot incluing one from Colin as she steams past Ansty minutes after leaving Rugby
Clive who I met up with on the day has put me on to another train which is due to run through Rugby on May 22nd and will be a Euston to Chester train headed by 60163 Tornado. All though the timings are yet to be confirmed provisionally they are Euston 0810, Milton Keynes 0930, Rugby 1030, Chester 1300 and the return will be Chester 1700, Rugby 1930, Milton Keynes 2030 and Euston 2130. The star of the show will be Tornado as she is the first steam locomotive to be built in this country for 60 years by the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust which completed the job in 2008. The construction was largely funded by many people contributing a small sum each month and is a testimony to their vision at a cost of £3 million.