A modicum of change yesterday with nothing overly
exciting but for once there were a few Birds about, but firstly a
Moment of Mirth
outside of the Fencing Centre another delivery from Lichfield.
There are always between 10 and 15 such loads, mostly from Eastern Europe, each week.
Wouldn't want to be driving that down the M25 with Dennis on the Starboard Beam!
The days wander started prety much as usual with Coot, Moorhens, Little Grebes and Tufted Ducks still in attendance, but at the Sewerage works fence this female
showed herself a couple of times but only briefly.
It was then noticed that there were LOTS of 'migrants' about as last years
Ewes returned from mid-Dorset where the Lambs were born overwinter in special barns.
It can also be seen that the
Little Gentlemen in the Black Velvet Coat
have been hard at it as well.
Usually about 600, will have to confirm that with Lauran the Sheepherdess,
which will also come under my watchful eye!
With nothing else showing itself inbetween it was onward to the
where first to show were a dozen so
also likely returning
Not thought ever to be completely absent, as we do hear their calls from time to time,
DARTFORD WARBLER and STONECHAT
were on view
On the way back one of the
Street Sweeping Vehicles
had managed to drive into the roadside ditch and as stepping into
Slight Return a
flew along the course of the still swollen
at quite close quarters.