Tuesday, 20 March 2012

March 20th 2012

Yesterdays visit to the pond produced 2 Wheatear, Sand Martin, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Redwing, 15 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk and a Raven.

Today was spent at home gardening with 3 Sparrowhawk displaying, Green Woodpecker calling, 2 Raven, 4 local Buzzard displaying and a further 3 heading north and 5 Sand Martins also heading north for company.

I just about put the kiss of death on viewing the shed the last time I published the times but it will start showing hopefully in the morning sky from the 22nd

And finally at long last we have a steam special going through my patch. On its return from Bristol it will take a different route home allowing it to tackle the Lickey Incline between Bromsgrove and Blackwell which is the steepest sustained main-line railway incline in the UK. The climb is a gradient of 1-in-37.7 (2.65%) for a continuous distance of two miles (3.2 km) and some trains will require the assistance of a banking locomotive to ensure that they reach the top. In this case they are putting two on. Well worth a look if your in the area and google youtube lickey incline steam for videos.


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