For domestic good reasons at the minute, I start about 1pm and complete before long right after 4pm.
There have been a constant stream of birds, typically singles and pairs, with the odd smaller group of typically juvenile birds.
More than the 3 times I have shot luggage of sixty two, fifty seven and these days 71.
Throughout the harvesting you could listen to the combine battling a little bit, as there appeared to be a thick crop this yr.
This intended there was quite a whole lot of long thick stubble on the field, which produced shifting through it difficult.
This stuff is up to 2ft tall , thick as your finger and typically with a pointed prime.
Just like a Japanese bamboo guy trap.
This is a library photo to give you some concept, but my field was twice as quite a few stalks about 18-24 inches high.
Yesterday I shot 2 birds out of a group of 3 and equally birds appeared to drop stone lifeless.
As I experienced a pair of other birds on the floor, I determined to wander out and thoroughly clean up, leaving my gun in the conceal (as common).
When I acquired in close proximity to the decoys I picked 3 lifeless birds and then realised that another a single was winged and walking off.
I hurried right after it and pushed through the stubble, as I picked it up my feet acquired tangled in stubble and floor weed and I fell more than.
Luckily , I was capable get my arms (nonetheless keeping the lifeless birds) up in close proximity to my head, but nonetheless sustained cuts and scrapes to my deal with and neck and my capturing eyeglasses have been bent, when a piece of stubble strike the lens and twisted the eyeglasses off.
A generous coating of Savlon past evening stopped the stinging, the cuts and scratches will mend and I was in no way going to win any beauty contests in any case, but I was blessed that the eyeglasses prevented what could have been really serious destruction to my eye.
I have shot more than rape stubble considering that it first became a crop and have torn clothes, scratched my legs and ruined wellington boots, but I have in no way fallen more than right before.
A different case in point of receiving old , but not wiser.
I went again these days.:)