Sunday, 30 June 2013

birds and beer - well beer anyway

Saturday 30th June 2013
After the excitement of the Little terns at Middleton lakes its been a quiet week bird wise as birds get on with what birds do at this time of the year, except a few non breeders floating about. Probable Crossbill heard at Bentley Woods and good to see signs of successful breeding for Common terns at Kingsbury W.P., but nothing like the density there used to be.
Watching the Lions lose in Australia was a good excuse for visiting the Beer Fest at the Griffin Inn, near Shustoke. Great atmosphere, although had to retreat to the pub to save my ageing eardrums. Great sounds but even better from 3 fields away. Sampled three beers, the Griffins own 'Kick up the arse', a superb unnamed beer from the Mayfield Brewery and Tom Long. The Lions defeat was soon forgotten.

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