But I did spot some wildlife in the High Street... a Jay and a Kingfisher (one of 13 designs). Opposite the BBC's training centre is the wonderful Emma Bridgewater shop, so at lunchtime after a purchase of a tasty morsel or two in Waitrose, a perusal around her shop meant I HAD to bring these two birds back to the West Country.
The assistant (spotting the slightly musty aroma of my shooting jacket, looking out of place in fashionable West London) asked was I up for the day. There followed a long conversation over wildlife related subjects and she informed me with a look in her eye she'd never seen a kingfisher in the wild. I'm losing my touch, I was tempted to offer her my BBC business card (a sure winner with the ladies) an invite her to pop west one weekend for a day on the river. The fool that I am, I resisted, turned and left the shop.
She was about half my age, and I remembered I'm not a young'un anymore. Worra mug men are with the fairer sex as we get older!!