Saturday, 13 August 2011

August 12th 2011

Despite the increasing cloud cover I stayed up to watch the Perseid Meteor shower an all most annual way to celebrate my birthday managing 10, and being so humid there were plenty of moths around for a change.
On my way to town mid-morning 3 Raven were near Fitzjohns and 2 Sparrowhawk and 2 Buzzard over the garden mid-day.
Met up with Dave for a visit to the Just So in the afternoon (Brown Hawker and Common Blue) then moved to Napton on the Hill where we could find no birds in the churchyard due to the stone mason erecting gravestones so we tried the lower slopes on the north east side of the hill above Hillside and found 17 juvenile and one adult Spotted Flycatcher, juvenile Redstart, 4 juvenile Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Long-tailed Tit, 4 juvenile Bullfinch and Willow Warbler.
Out with Dave, Christine, Rose (she who must be obeyed and adored) and Rod now nicknamed beaver eater after his mispronunciation of Bee-Eater for a meal so by the time I arrived back home it was mothing time again and I was lucky enough to have a gap in the cloud cover to see 5 more meteorites.


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