The Bagsy Blog LINK to all Families and Friends. Just to bring our new readers up to speed, in just a few days time now I will be embarking on the next adventure that should take me in a westerly direction for at least 5 to 6 months. So WELCOME and hope you enjoy the read!Amid some beautiful Hampshire countryside the shoot continued,
RWANDAIt must be all the excitement, at least that's my excuse, that firstly I forgot the sighting of a White-rumped Sandpiper at Longham Lake yesterday, then to change the 'header' photograph on the first day of the month. Of the latter, I was soon reminded by my mentor John Gifford for which I thank him.
with the occasional appearance of a ROE DEER and a single, full antlered, Fallow Deer.
while at the end of the shoot there was the usual wash-up discussing the merits of the day.
c2 TAWNY OWLs were seen but not photographed,
these images coming from the archive.
There was also an unexpected MOTH which I hope someone might identify for us,
while the final count amounted to just 35 birds of the 450+ reared and put to the wild this year.
From there it was back to the farm and a most welcome dinner of Panage Pork, Dauphinoise Potatoes and Vegetables accompanied by a good red wine. Pudding consisted of 'home made' Banana Cake and Chocolate Brownie.
A day right out of the usual for me, but if this is an example of the country/farming set then I'm already hoping for a return visit. I'd like to extend a hearty THANK YOU to all who made me feel so welcome and part of their day - it was simply MAGIC!