Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Fire Brigade - The Move

Not wishing to trivialise matters with the 'headline' but it was a case of Best Fit!
Yesterday was shaping up to be one of those most unusual
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way     Time - Pink Floyd
kind of days, until arriving back at Parley Pond and there,
preening away for all it was worth then stealing a large amount
of pond weed, was the first returning
 COOT
of the year.
The preening /stretching / feeding behaviour was thought indicative of a long flight,
thought most likely from the Fleet, a saline watercourse which runs from
Weymouth to beyond Abbotsbury and holds many hundreds, if not thousands,
of these birds.
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as if by way of a Welcoming Committee a
MOORHEN
joined in.
It was 14:00 and the mood of the day was about to change to
                                       The sweet smell of a great sorrow lies over the land.
                                       Plumes of smoke rise and merge into a leaden sky.     Sorrow - Pink Floyd
 PARLEY COURT MANOR
was ablaze.
 At least 9 Appliances attended,
 much to the bemusement of the Llamas.
 Credit to the Dorset Fire Service
 they seemed to be on site within a matter of minutes soon setting up a
Control Point
 and it is understood
Fire Crews
donning Breathing Apparatus, unusually, before arrival.
 It took some time to get the flames and
 smoke under control
 before a search could be made of the interior.
 Cause or severity of the damage is not yet known but the
GOOD NEWS
is, no one was hurt.
As for today, well another covering what has become known
(to me only) as
My Patch
and a great start relocating the confiding but amazingly mobile
WOODLARK
in addition the highest count (5) of
 SKYLARK
'on the ground' this year.
The highest count (24) of
 REED BUNTING
 between the Weed Field and Marsh behind the Eco Recycling Plant,
where there were also
 c19
 COMMON SNIPE
 along with c2 returning
GREY WAGTAIL
and finally a little bleat about having to go 'SHOPPING' today. As if this degradation
 on its own is not enough you find that Mankind is also operating
with all those little traits and annoyances.
 We all like a bit of SPACE and get it until
Mr and Mrs Let's Snuggle Up arrive.
Oh look, The Rolling Acres.
How the hell is a FFB suppose to gain access to his vehicle under these conditions?
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