Sunday, 2 December 2012

bitterns and crosswords

YC took advantage of a beautiful, if cold, day with a jog on the beach at Cresswell followed by a stroll to Chevington while mulling over tricky clues in The Times crossword.  There were reed buntings and goldfinches aplenty, and a short eared owl hunting in the fields by Druridge Ponds.   But the most excitement was at Cresswell Pond where a bittern was poking its nose out of the reeds to capture the afternoon sunlight.

After warming up from the chill of the hide with some:

Refreshment taken during the day regularly (3 letters)

YC might just find time for a:

Right after worker gets stronger refreshment (4 letters)

Readers correctly solving the clues might just qualify for the second one.