Things were going pretty well today - a great chill out Sunday plus some work in the garden. Mum arrived with the drain rods that I needed a month or two ago, so thought I might as well have a look in the inspection chamber. So the next two hours were spent cleaning out foul drains with rods that were just too short!! But I got there eventually. A great way to spend two hours relaxing!!!
So anyway, thought I would just put a few random rambles on the blog today, rounding up some of the sightings for the week.
I spent five days at a hotel this last week on an Environmental Management course with my job. It was great to see four local Buzzards at very close quarters, as well as I guess what will be the last House Martin sightings. They were about twenty flying round stocking up their body reserves on insects before their long migration south which I guess they will be on any day now.
Although maybe the local wildlife is not quite sure what season it is at the moment. I saw a large flock of Redwings yesterday while in the North Cotswold's - seem early, followed by fifteen or so Swallows still on the wires while I was out running nearby.
So is it summer or autumn yet?
The Long tail tits are still making regular appearances in the garden - I just have to work out a strategy of how to get some clean images of them.
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