At about 22.15 last night, just as I was off to bed for a read, we had a power cut. Oh great! It lasted about an hour and was something to do with the main high voltage cables over quite an extensive area. So this morning, I had to reset all the clocks and timers! Oh joy! I don't know if the weather has had anything to do with it but it was extremely windy and wet in the south last night.
AND this has continued today. I don't believe daylight has occurred at all. Going out for some essential shopping, I was driving along flooded roads.
I'm musing at what point the garden pond will overflow. The birdbaths certainly don't need any re-filling LOL.
The birds were in the garden in goodly numbers and weren't that happy that I'd removed four feeders for cleaning having left just the one its place.
So today's garden count (over the course of the morning)
3 Grey Squirrels
4 Wood Pigeons
2 Blue Tits
4 Long-tailed Tits
4 Chaffinches (2 x M and 2 x F)
7 RN Parakeets
Interestingly I haven't seen a Dunnock or Robin for some days now.
And as Waxwings are topical at the moment - I'm standing by with my camera waiting for them to arrive in my area - I did manage to "twitch" a couple which arrived about 7 miles from me in January 2006. And this was a result of said twitch.
So, Waxwings - I'm waiting for your journey south ...........
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