Disaster manifested itself very early this morning as arriving Harbins at 06:00, as well as the temperature having fallen to 6°C, there had also been an 'all night' power-cut at the Farm Yard rendering 2 Moth Traps out of action. Despite that there were still 39 species returned from the other 3 and as will be seen some of them notable. Even at that hour the local
have been daily fare of late
(not including my private life)
of the season. A bit of a favourite to make sure the count of this species
is accurate a small white mark is placed on the upper wing to distinguish
any that are re-traps.Then the Good Stuff
a third of the family
PINK-BARRED SALLOWall were additions to the Property List and while 3 new species in
one day is not unusual, they being all of the same family group is!
These 2 seemed to be having a fine old time
with a little kissing and cuddling along with some mutual preening
I told you not to mention that!
Returning to the Farm House to discuss the mornings findings and enjoy a coffee with Lynn, the House Keeper in the absence of Hugh and Janet,a large bird flew along the bund which separate the garden from the River Stour. My first reaction was Bittern but, dashing for the door, binoculars and camera, in that order, an
was seen flying along the watercourse. It was seen again very briefly
over the next 3 hours, but your 'sluggish' correspondent was unable
to capture an image.
A couple of shots, taken before Hugh and Janet's departure, and overlooked
carrying a precious cargo.
killed by Reynard.
"that was a Base Pedal Solo by Michael Rutherford
At the End of the Day
from Rutherford's first solo album (1980)
click the link for a musical treat.
feat. the incredible voice of Noel McCalla.
Oh Man! or is it OMAN
and from our Mate Willie Wine, another series of images showing
Now and Then scenes of various locations in Great Britain and France
during World War II in comparison to the present day.
First out of the hat was a place familiar to me from a Past Life
and the same area now!
Thanks Willie, most interesting.
so Finally a Wildlife Wow!Peter Simon Pallas
(22 September 1741 – 8 September 1811)
was a German zoologist and botanist who worked in Russia
and is familiar to most Bird Watchers if only for lending his name to the dainty
Pallas's Warbler, but how many have encountered
I do believe this link was first brought to our attention by James Lidster.