Friday, 17 June 2011

June 17th 2011

Dave and I left the pub early last night to observe the space shed going over Lawford Heath on our way home and treated to long uninterrupted views as she passed over heading for the Ukraine.
Plenty of moths and bats out and we found 2 Tawny Owls waiting patiently for a meal to be brought to them. Unfortunately the shed’s next pass just after mid-night was marred by cloud although the local Little Owl put in an appearance in my garden while checking on my traps but there are still plenty of opportunities to see the “shed” over the next few days and I have listed the times below.

Darker shade are excellent passes and the rest are classed as good.

On the birding front things are quiet as Dave and I found out as we traveled this afternoon to Wormleighton and saw nothing. I’m hoping the next weather fronts will liven things up a bit. Meanwhile the trap is keeping me active though nothing new for the year in the last two days while congratulations go to Terry who had a Yellow-legged Clearwing in his garden – jammy bugger.

For those bored we have two trains coming through Warwickshire tomorrow, the first is GWR Castle Class 4-6-0 no 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe hauling a Solihull-Bristol-Solihull train and due to pass Fenny Compton at 07:54 heading south and returning 21:51 hours while LMS 8F 2-8-0 no 48151 is being transferred from Carnforth to Southall and is due in Rugby at 13:00hrs. If the weather holds out then Dave and I should manage to see both, have breakfast at The Diner, Coffee and Cake at the Just So and a wander around the Warwickshire countryside which should be magic. If not – tough – life is what you make it.


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