Not wanting our eager audience to be disappointed by the lack of continuing the Madagascar Saga we have had to leave it for today to report the happenings of Friday / Saturday. Something of a milestone for me, but more accurately 75 of the little blighters as we reached the ¾'s of a century mark, “an’ it don’t seem a day too much”!
Only a few
well-wishers started with my dear and very long standing friends
and about 16 episodes of 'All Our Yesterday's'. Having 'twitched' thouusands of milesand dozens of Birds with Paul I am accustomed to reacting very quickly when uttering those immortal wards "wot the hell was that" and grasping the Canon at the same time. He had immediately noticed among a flock of more than 100 Starlings this
individualwhich lingered for no more than a couple of minutes
On their departure next to arrive was Dave Foot who immediately set about rigging the Moth Traps after handing me a gift of a bundle of 'new' specimen pots - very nice too!
(a 'rare bird hereabouts)
which are a new addition to the Recording Area List
but almost as rewarding was the returne of one
which have been absent or simply unseen right across the Summer thus far. It would have been even better had they a family party in tow but it is well known that this introduced species finds it hard to procreate across Great Britain. With the magical
setting and the
almost at its zenith and by dawn we had been joined by a long-lost friend
for the year
call it what you will with the wheat sorted from the chaff of the moth traps with all shown being at least First's for the Year.
No prizes for guessing where we will be at first light in the morning!