The 7th studio album from the
English Progressive Rock Band
("By the Way Which One's Pink")
followed by a completely new Insect for me
A second for the Year
Down by the riverside on what are occasionally
among the Charolais Herd
which are the first here for over a month.
While this individual looks every bit like a vintage 2017 we have found
no indication of breeding on our patch.
On the deficit side we also found a dead
Close inspection of both sides for no signs of having collided with power-cables,
which is the most usual cause of death here, nor any broken bones.
followed in quick succession and then low-flying above the
Solar Panel Compound
a small group of
given the altitude we decided to 'practice' a little camera work!
They do say it "makes perfect"
but feel it's going to be a while yet.
Also in this area, once again
seem to be doing very well with the compound offering up a ready
supply of food for young birds.
At the gateway to the Heath the story was the same as we
"just had time to stop and stare"
with extremely close views of this
gleaning the Gorse
no doubt for another nest full of Chicks!
put in a brief sprint but was soon gone as were we.
Having no access these days to the increasingly busy
Eco Recycling Works
we do make the occasional climb to the top of the near 20 foot high bund
from where the whole area can be viewed and 'scoped if needs be.
A pair of
have lingered here throughout the season but even though we have noted the
(to the accompaniment of a Lapwing calling in the background)
we have seen no definite evidence of breeding.
(with Wren doing backing vocals)
On the way back we came across a male
looking every bit as if he was
collecting food for nestlings.
The most unusual sight of the day was found right on our own doorstep,
in fact to be totally accurate, right on our Moth Table a
looking to have been regurgitated by a Song Bird rather than the more
It may be a little belated but no less sincere, but we feel it about time to once again
our helpers/mentors who not only identify some of our
finds but also pass on huge amounts of learning to your
Dave Foot, John Gifford and Paul Harris
(in no other order than alphabetical)