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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Worst weekend on record

Late afternoon and gearing up to face the gale force W>6 gusting 7 with heavy horizontal rain and low cloud base when the phone rang, daughter Rachel with water leaking from her shower through the kitchen ceiling.
What a bit of luck, an escape from the elements.
With plumbing tackle in the car and my Mr Bodgett cap on I headed off but called at Bank Top country park on the way for a quick look around so the day was,nt a complete flop.
Much as I,m not a park watcher it was nice to see 2 Mute Swans along with several Coots and Moorhens amazingly doing well in such a grim area, I expected the Swans being shot by now.
So that was my birding done for the weekend, on to mend the leak then back home to my own decorating. At least its work tomorrow so the weather should improve.
BS

4 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

A truly awful couple of days Bri and no doubt the sun will shine tomorrow - ok for me - but not so good for those back at work.
John

Brian Sumner . said...

Thats right John, the sun usually shines Monday morning just to rub it in.

OH said...

I used to get round Banktop regularly with the dog as we used to live across the road. I think the swans have been resident a couple of years now and had three signets successfully raised (I think) last year. There used to be a heron early mornings too but have only been in the afternoon recently so couldn't say if it's still visiting.

Brian sumner said...

Thats right O.H. They move about between there and Wibsey park