Monday, 20 June 2016

Obscured By Clouds - Pink Floyd

or
'DARK SIDE of the MOON'
take your pick!
While here at the Bagsy Blog we have no deadlines for publication it may be noticed we are marginally later today, this is due entirely to the weather! The heavy and persistent overnight rain, accompanied by a nasty stiff breeze, hasn't abated one iota so there seemed little point in swinging out of the hammock at first light. Additionally, from a distance it looks like one of the Moth Traps may have blown during the deluge and with the wet stuff forecast to continue throughout much of the day it looks like we may be confined to a quick buzz round the Recording Area in the Strange Rover.
Saturday evening closed with a little action in the Harbins Farmhouse Garden
as the almost
 FULL MOON
became visible in the evening sky albeit partially

Obscured By Clouds.
First a male
  SPARROWHAWK,
which given the quality of the images might just as well have stayed
out of the view finder,
was causing havoc among mainly the Swallows, but also other small birds.
This was followed by what was very likely its mate and then
a male Kestrel which both escaped the camera.
With such a low temperature at dawn, just +6°C,
there was no Great Expectations from the traps but
 SMALL DUSTY WAVE

BORDERED WHITE

a Beautiful little Moth, but so reluctant to spread its wings
 to reveal 'all' of its charms!
 A great name for those of us who are 'never quite sure'
 
 UNCERTAIN
were all added to the Year List.
 also in one of the traps was this
 RED SOLDIER BEETLE
Not at all good news met the eye at the Irrigation Pond as yet another
 BLACK-HEADED GULL
was found dead. Like the other 3 recently there were no sighs of wounding?
 and just look at that 'juvenile' Goose after only 3 weeks
 now starting to look like a
CANADA
PURPLE TOADFLAX
which is a 'cultivar' gone feral
 starting to show in abundance around the Pond margins
and additionally some
RAVEN
 activity in and around the
video
Solar Panel Compounds
On the Heath Bird Life was more or less reduced to just this single male
video
STONECHAT
The usual Sunday turning of the Reptile Covers took place to reveal
c2 each of

SMOOTH SNAKE
and


SLOW WORM
BELTED GALLOWAY CATTLE,
including the new Calf, out in the open for the first time,
awaiting my arrival at the Airport Balancing Pond which was also lifeless.
There's ALWAYS a better day around the corner!
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that we GO VIRAL! Please continue the 'good work'!
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