One minute I was trying to locate a calling Tawny Owl at Brandon Marsh in the pitch dark, the next I was on my knees gasping for breath badly winded after taking a nasty fall. Having landed heavily with my camera and lens between me and the icy floor and gasping for breath I managed to struggle back to the car!
So here we go again with another unscheduled birding sabbatical and not too confident that my photographic equipment can be repaired either. After a visit to the medical centre I was told I was extremely lucky not to have damaged my ribs and lung even more than I already have. So, not a happy chappy but glad of the news it could have been a lot worse than it is!