Friday, 27 March 2009

March 27th 2009

The present weather system continues bringing cold strong south westerly’s winds, cloudy with sunshine making it very difficult to see anything without ending up watery eyed. Passed on a chance of a walk with Mark around Badby Woods due to last nights festivities with Dave and spent the morning hoping for something to fly over garden while doing me domestics. Zilch.

Red-necked Grebe by Steve Valentine riding the waves

Out with the Dave in the afternoon to the pond for our Friday coffee and cake session then a walk out to toft shallows with a White Wagtail in the sailing club car park, 50+ Meadow Pipits around the sailing club graveyard, a lone Swallow looking sorry for it self perched a foot above a Wood Pigeon in the boundary hedge below farborough bank, Redshank heard and the Red-necked Grebe in toft bay. A few Wigeon and Gadwall are still around but no sign of the divers. Steve Valentine had two this morning.
Now that is doesn’t get dark till nearly 7pm after Dave had dropped me off I decided to bike back to do the roost and had the juvenile Iceland Gull though the conditions were appalling with gusts of winds over 30mph and cold.


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