Monday, 21 March 2011

The Circus comes to 'the Mill'

Fisher's Mill, Middleton Lakes

The Moon, taken yesterday

Monday 21st March 2011

Nice day! After all the wailing and nashing of teeth yesterday I was up for a good days birding. After popping in to the Pie shop in Atherstone where I was served by a delightful girl with a slightly foreign accent and a smile that made you feel as though she meant it. I moved on to Merevale and Piccadilly, a few Meadow pipits were displaying and a good number of Butterflies : Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock and an Orange Underwing moth were on the wing. Coton, Whitacre Heath were quiet but the Green Sandpiper was still at Lea Marston with a Peregrine high up with the Buzzards overhead. It went downhill after that. The coffee shop at Middleton was closed. I dragged myself down to Fishers Mill to listen to the screaming Black headed gulls and watch what was going on. A bloke with a dog walked between the pools and a group of mountain bikers cycled round the pools, all we needed was the scramble bikes to appear or the local horse riders to turn up and the circus would be complete. I hope the RSPB can sort it out.

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