Just when you think you have seen and heard everything Rock 'n' Roll has to offer along come
Despite the continuing overnight chill and the all to fresh breeze and even the occassional
there is little to complain about when your day kicks off with a KIWI, yes a genuine, bedouin Kiwi, read on!
Evenin' from New Zealand
Just wanted to say as an ex pat Brit brought up in Southampton and Verwood Dorset that I enjoy your daily rambles around your place. Keeps me up with the changes since I was doing much the same in the 1960s. No great rarities. Just the usual Chiffchaffs, Little Grebes and the like. Egyptian Goose, Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret you must be joking. Back then Dartford Warblers and Woodlarks were just hanging in there but Yellowhammers, Bullfinches, Tree Sparrows were two a penny and even the odd Cirl Bunting was still nesting on Southampton Common. Oh yeah and the dog rose in your latest post is Rosa rugosa originally from east Asia. We have one in our garden half a world away. Cheers Derek Onley - Keep Posting.
Continuing into a day when the conditions were much as described above, there was nothing new plucked from the Moth Traps with the best representatives, if we may call them that, being
showing its sunny-side-up while being overlooked by an
Doing the rounds in reverse order to clear the traps before the wet stuff closed in we returned to the Main Pond to find yet another Stranger on the Shore, following on from the recent
(unlikely to have reached double figures here across my own decade on perfect habitat)
Also across the Southern Sector another visit it would seem by none other than
Stag at Bay / Monarch of the Glen fame, as along with the original
among the towering Cumulus clouds and the now fully mature Tree Line.