Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter howler

Woke up this morning to find about two inches of snow had fallen over night, quite amazing considering 3 weeks ago it was hot enough to wear t-shirts, in February ! Anyway, Norman thought it was all rather novel especially as it was his first experience of the white stuff.

By mid day it had almost all thawed out leaving slush and slosh ! We went out birding mid afternoon and had 20 Sand Martins at Willington - all flying around in circles low over the main lake in a motion I hesitate to call feeding, when conditions were so wintery. To further illustrate the strange circumstances several Chiffchaffs were trying to sing nearby - no doubt translated into 'why did we leave Africa so early'.

The day was finished off with a smart Barn Owl at Broom. That was Easter Sunday. The pictures are especially for Tony and Stella.

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