I've sacked off decoying osr in January and early February as its soul destroying watching big flocks disappear. I devote my efforts to roost shooting when the weathers right.
Today, I ventured forth as the wife was covering the kids as its our half term. Lured like a lemming to a cliff, I obbed a osr field with the obligatory 500 birds down and more joining.
Cue the long drag, optimistic set up-15 shells, 2 floaters and a flapper.
Cue the empty skies, couple of bangs, head scratching, made a brew from flask but the milk pod was off so just plain old water for me.
Four hours for 5 down, some nice scenery, dogs were happy to be out and then back to meet afore mentioned wife (yay,not) and darling offspring.
plus points-i made a chicken and pasta dish for dinner-very Tuscan with rosemary,garlic and chilli-quashed with a non too shabby malbec.
minus points-when my car is released from the garage tomorrow after service, I might squeeze in a quick hour over the deeks.
anyway, it beats work.