Archive for June, 2011

As I entered the wood it was absolutely silent, it was very strange, usually there are feeding parties of tits constantly contact calling, a great spotted woodpecker usually cheeps, a wren explodes his call, nothing, silent. had a sparrow hawk just shot through the wood? don't know. As I left the wood a wood pigeon slapped it's wings on take off and another started cooing. The spell was broken. It wasn't early but there was no wind, or rain, or sunshine, that meant I could take a reasonable picture of the chicks if they were not being…
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b0120dm1 This link to Newsweek Scotland woke me from the reverie of warm downy cosiness, minute 18 to 36 is the poignant part. Nothing less than the downfall of the euro zone. The reason I bring it to your attention it is that I believe it, and I am not so sure why, perhaps it is because I believe politicians (in general) do not understand economics. The non control of the banking system is testimony to even the monetary erudite Mr Brown's failure to understand the system, he understood how to fix it, just as well. But what this 18…
After the big garden tidy up, as I had tramped over a metre wide path behind the now repaired fence meant it was 2.00pm before I approached the osprey location. It was warm and I thought she will be off the nest, not brooding , and I will see the two chicks I was now confident she had. She was on the eyrie edge and the chicks were wing stretching and panting a little, as wing parts can become visible when they do this and the other chicks pop up at times you can imagine many chicks…
After some rescue gardening after my fence blew down two weeks ago, it was 10.00am before I got to the Osprey site. After Friday's weather, sat and sun were remarkably dull and on this Sunday I was cold in just a Paramo and thin polo shirt. However I did remain still for 1.5 hours observing, mainly because the male arrived shortly after my start of observation and with a decapitated largish trout. He obviously had eaten the head elsewhere and brought the rest to the family, who are two not one chick as I wrongly predicted, he continued to eat…
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