07.30. Got to bed too late last night. Dealing with emails and clients till after 11am. Got my kit ready set alarm for 05.00. And was awake at 1, 2, 3 am and sound asleep when the alarm went off. Dragged myself out of my pit. Coffee into flask and away. At the woods soon after 5.30. Gorgeous red sky. No wind well faintly from the east methinks.
Binoculars still on the kitchen table - oh well I have two perfectly good eyes. Slowly walk around the end of the wood to the east end, swing round to come over the brow into wind. 50 yards in wind swings 180 degrees. Too late now as committed. Ten minutes later hear a doe bark - she's got my smell bugger.
Heard a couple of shots from the other side of the valley. Nothing seen my side.
Decided to try the waiting game looking down over a number of deer runs and grassy glade. Half an hour later am trying the SD trick. It's a bit like the kit Kat and coffee trick, or the I need a pee and am in waders trick when wildfowling.
But now 07.50 and it hasn't worked yet.