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Monday, February 13, 2012

The big thaw

                                    Flood conditions in the garage
                                           Bring on the Whoopers

                                     Small gulls congregating on the rugby field.

Before the weekend we were complaining at work about lack of water after 3 days of frozen pipes and this morning we were complaining about too much water with the big weekend thaw and a burst pipe.
The water must have been running all Sunday and when I opened up this morning the whole garage was awash with the ramp completely submerged in its well.
When I sent the ramp up it was like the raising of the Titanic.
With a quick pipe repair and about 300 buckets of water, 2 hours later it was business as usual apart from an aching back.
All pretty much quiet on the bird scene other than an influx of small gulls on the rugby field with 51 present at midday, mainly Black Headed and a small number of Commons.
Had it brought to my attention today by DJS that Birdguides were again reporting 12+ Snow Bunts on Soil Hill so consulted the site manager NK who had just returned from there reporting the usual 4 with linnets and Skylarks also present. See Nigels report on Queensburybirder.
BS

2 comments:

NigelK said...

You could make a few quid issuing fishing licences.

Brian Sumner . said...

Thought of doing M.O.Ts on canal barges.