In all the years I've been wildlife watching, I've not had in my possession, a Scope! Well, not anymore! Big thanks to Gillian Jones for making this happen for me. I'll certainly look after it and make full use of it. This might not mean much to some people but it's a big deal for me, especially considering I'm well associated with Llandegfedd and you simply can't make the most of what Llandegfedd has to offer, without the use of a scope. It's such a large body of water and that extra magnification makes a huge difference in identifying what would otherwise be a spec in the distance thru binoculars. 

Pressure is on now however as my birding friends expect me to find something good with it.. 

Below, a backlit picture of a Water Rail on an icy pond from my trip to WWT Slimbridge. 

 Water Rail 

Water Rail