Heavy overnight showers put paid to any chance of a decent haul from the traps, in fact the total from the 3 amounted to just 26 of 5 species. Fortunate then that yesterday's photographs were still in the can for publication today. While processing the traps 2 adult and 3 juvenile Mute Swans flew over followed by a skein of what sounded like (about 25) Greylag Geese but being in silhouette it was difficult to make a positive call. Great care should be taken when calling such a bird as Goshawk, but after the traps were cleared there was a fly-over of what had to have been one. Only seen with the naked eye it was being mobbed by a Carrion Crow which at least gave some indication of size, a good deal bigger.
PALE NOVEMBER MOTH??
LIGHT BROWN APPLE MOTH
now, that's sure to be wrong!
Away from the traps and what has now become a 'garden regular'
not surprisingly given the number of Worms and other invertebrates.
So time for a drive round the property.
are starting to appear, feeding among the lush turf,
no reason to think they are anything other than local birds as
they are seen here year round. Let's hope they will soon be joined
by close cousins Redwing and Fieldfare.
only runs as far as the Super Market shelves,
but I'm going to try this one
SHAGGY INK CAP or LAWYER'S WIG
it was post haste to the field a I just love to watch the mechanical
thrill of harvesting.
and some of his Shooting mates there was no knowing when the
Harvester would next arrive on this 20 acre field, so time for a little
Only viewable when the car is stationary the DVD and TV
set up is fantastic especially I have found in 'traffic jams'.
Playing this morning was the work '7 MOONS' played by a
(Graham Bond Organisation, Cream, Blues Incorporated,
Manfred Mann, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers,
West, Bruce and Laing et al). He is for me the finest Bass Guitar
player in the world!
who found fame with Procol Harum and since his own outfit
in various guises. As a 'must' albums to own include
Bridge of Sighs and What Lies Beneath.
An extremely tight unit and well worth a look/listen.
Little in way of sophistication as the 'cobs' and all go into the chopping part of the harvester and along with the stems become winter feed for livestock