Monday, 21 September 2015

Rainy Day Woman 12 and 35 - Bob Dylan

The third morning on the trot of early heavy Mist or Fog and the third in a row of beautiful sunny days, yes the Children are well back at school! Referring to yesterday, as this Post does, it was the day of the annual treat for Janet's Mum and Dad as all 4, along with one or two other family members, shot off to the Saint Mary's Football Ground to witness Southampton v Manchester United. It is an Ill (and Chill) Wind that doesn't blow me some good on such an occasion as once again elevated to the Peerage and Lord of all in Sight there were a number of duties to perform. A new suit to suit the occasion with a maritime feel with more 'gold braid' than Elton John's underpants and a peeked cap, bedecked with a massive gold badge, especially 'towed' down from the Clyde Shipbuilders. After completing the Housework, feeding the Chicks, walking the Dogs, muckin' out the Horses et al, I was allowed to rummage through the Moth Traps complete with that feeling of High Office.
 An addition to the Year List
BRINDLED GREEN
along with only our second
CONVOLVULOUS HAWK-MOTH
of 2015
 WHITE POINT
Another addition to the Recording Area and Myself
HAIRY SHIELDBUG
Arriving at the Irrigation Pond even the best observer would have struggled to see the other side, while at the Gravel Pit even Hubble himself would have to have devised a new optic to scan the far bank. What COULD be seen was NOTHING so good reason to pay another visit on the way back from Merritown and already the mist was being burnt off quite rapidly. Escorted part way to The Gate by this
 ROYAL NAVY HELICOPTER
there was something of an emergency stop adjacent to one of the
Solar Panel Compounds.
 As reported in recent days Corvid numbers have been on the increase,
 not least probably the most skittish of them all the
 JAY
 Not exactly 'point blank' but a lot closer that we usually get,
just a glimpse of a disappearing stern.
and as if to endorse the fact a couple of
CARRION CROWs
HEDGE BINDWEED
TO CONTINUE
At Bournemouth International Airport works continue apace with the
 Stanchions for the Perimeter Fence almost completed, with
 the steel reinforcing for the foundations of the new building also well advanced.
Having caught the ear of the Dumper Driver he tells me that in fact the
new building is to be a conglomeration of the existing Maintenance Hangers
and will be given over to
Emirates Airlines???? We will doubtless see!
If accurate, the next bit of news from our new found source was not good.
He tells me that this excavated area will not in fact be part of the Balancing Pond
and not a watercourse at all. There will be a Pond in the far distance,
but again that is yet to be seen.
While we feel sure some of you are all
SNAKED-OUT
it was thought worthy of note that c2
SMOOTH SNAKES
were found under the same metal sheet and later a
THIRD
Also on parade was the smallest
SLOW WORM
we have ever encountered, certainly no more than 3 inches long and
quite nimble on its feet as it disappeared quickly after this shot was taken.
All else up that end amounted to
 an example of the Fungus
 CONOCYBE PUBESCENS
 a new and seemingly late brood of young
 PHEASANT
a rather handsome
 ICHNEUMON WASP
and an unidentified member of the
HAWKWEED FAMILY
The return visit to the IP drew a complete blank which might have
been the same at the GP before these 2
STOCK DOVEs
flew in
video
video
and commence a Bath and Dhobie.
 Returning to Base and onward to re-placing the Moth Traps this
WHEATEAR
 was notice
in Janet's Horse Paddock.
 A bit of a Big Deal here as their visits are by no means frequent
 or numerous, in fact we have yet to achieve an
Annual Total of Half a Dozen.
Finally, save for the Stats, something with its origins a little further afield.
THE SAXON
is confined to the Northern Counties of England and across parts of
Scotland
so unlikely we'll be seeing it any time soon at Parley Court Farm.
Nonetheless, as far as Moths go this is a Little Belter sent to us by one
of our Regular and Valued Readers.
PS - It's been piscipitating (sic) down all day today!
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