Our latest club dig was at another farm in Chaddesley Corbett near Kidderminster.
I had helped gain permission for this field and had high hopes of what it might have on offer.
I pulled up at 8am on a beautiful crisp winters morning. There were already a few of the die hards their in their Christmas hats. Everyone was in a upbeat jovial mood, probably anticipating a good days hunting ahead.
One or two of the members had put a bit too much effort into their costumes.
|Member, Woodentop who forgot to get out of his onesy in the morning.|
|Trying to pull a rabbit from his hat.|
|My head used to be this big.|
It was a crisp cold morning but it was no excuse for the red noses on some of the attendants.
|cold air and a cold red nose.|
|is that filthy Phil i see? That mustache is unmistakable.|
|Padfoot who i think won the token hunt.|
|Sid with Filthy Phil, yes its the Sid of the famed hammy dance video.|
|notice how many hands in pockets, and its not because the raffle was on its way around.|
About 15 minutes before the off a van turned up which i did not recognise. Two chaps got out and proceeded to unpack a couple of birds of prey. They bring the birds to where we were parked on a regular basis to work them on the Rabbits.
There are few things in the world that impress me more than the Majesty that comes with a big bird of prey.
|bird and master.|
|A close up of the Harris Hawk.|
|He was excited when he was put on his perch.|
A fair few headed over to the field where the tokens were hidden, though i never went near it. I stayed in the Kale field for the most of the day.
I popped back to the car and had a mince pie cooked by the delightful Jax (greyhound). There were also sausage rolls and quiche on offer.
For the last half hour i headed into the cabbage field, however the sky was looking very threatening. After half an hour the heavens opened and began soaking everything. Once my feet were wet i decided to pack up and head home. This was unfortunate as i wanted to get my camera out and take a few snaps for the last hour.
|The fishing lake adjacent to our meeting point.|
|A second pool next to the cabbage field.|
|i was going to set the tripod up and take some HDR of the tree but the rain stopped it!|
|Heads side of two coins.|
God bless ya.