If you don't already follow his blog, you should. He's an extremely witty gentleman, excellent photographer, and wonderful host; along with his travelling companions, Molly and Alfie.
I met up with him at a secluded campsite,
in Patterdale, close to Ullswater,
in the Lake District.
It's been about 30 years since I've been in this part of the country, and the weather couldn't have been better. Wall to wall sunshine, high temperatures, and not too many people about.
Ullswater is only a few minutes walk from where we were parked, so daily visits to the shore were a must. The usual Canada Geese and Greylag Geese, along with Mallard and Mute Swans, and a life tick for me; a pair of Red Breasted Mergansers.
A poor shot of the male. They would insist on keeping well away from the shore unfortunately, but at least I managed a record shot.
And running right by the campsite, a fast moving stream, with its own small waterfall.
Now on a fast moving stream, could there possibly be a bird I've not seen for over 30 years?
Adrian knew there was; and on the first visit there, we found one.
I was so pleased to see one of these birds again. A fascinating bird, and one I'd get to see a few more times, before I left for home.