Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Humdrum Life

A woman work is never done. I have been bogged down over the last month or so with cleaning, ironing (once), vacuuming but mainly gardening, with this rain the grass never stops. Anyway I have done a bit of birding, but mostly I have been out on my bike.

The idea was that I would search for Quail and Hobby etc., great idea, but I never factored in that I am nearly deaf and can’t hear Quail! Clocked up a good few miles though. Coming through Kingsbury Water Park yesterday, I saw Alan Dean so I pulled up to speak to him. He look agasp, as a large figure in Lycra, sunglasses and a helmet pulled up next to him. He seemed relived when I removed the glasses and helmet to reveal myself!

Anyway on a return from shopping today I popped into the Reservoir (which has been rather quiet) to be rewarded with not one but two Little Egret! There were also 20+ Common Tern and good numbers of hirundines and Swift. Off to  Scotland for a bit of hillwalking and birding – looking forward to it.