Hello friends ;-)
Here we are basking in the sunshine again ..
Nothing like a good bask ...
On the subject of 'baskage' .. here's what could be seen on Old Moor today ...
Firstly the Wader Scrape .. Seen here were 4 greenshanks, a little egret, a redshank, a green sandpiper, 2 curlews, 2 common buzzards and a hobby which was terrorising the lapwings !!
On the Mere were a green sandpiper, an eclipse drake garganey and 4 oystercatchers with a juvenile .. Nice !
Wath Ings had 2 green sandpipers and 3 snipe ..
Seen along Green Lane were 2 willow warblers and a good sized flock of c50 goldfinches and a final bird report was of a juvenile great spotted woodpecker which was seen in the Bird Garden ..
One insect report was a banded demoiselle damselfly which was seen near to the Wildlife Pond ..
What does demoiselle mean?
Well ..• DEMOISELLE (noun) The noun DEMOISELLE has 2 senses:1. a young unmarried woman2. small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs Hmm I might need to change my surname again ...
Have a great evening everyone !!
I think you should def change your surname again.........how about Bert the bittern spotter!
I have managed to find an internet connection here in Mull!! A couple of comments need to be made: firstly, shouldn't Bert check what words mean before he gives himself the name? Too late Missy!! (Wasn't it obvious anyway, that's what it meant?!)
Secondly, we're hoping for a bit of basking here, too... following our amazing hour long encounter with bottle nose dolphins yesterday (Bottlenose Ennis's high jumps out of the water were definitely of gold medal standard!!), Nicolavolunteer and I are hoping for a trip to see the basking sharks which have been spotted near by! To add to that, we've been basking in the sun aswell! Who'd have thought it?!
See you all soon, back at lovely Old Moor.