Monday, 14 September 2015

Grandad Wedding in Norfolk and some biirding

On the 10th of September our granddaughter arrived Sophia at 6lb 4oz ,never thought it would happen but thoroughly delighted as mother and daughter are fine.
Heres Carol with Sophia and here is the doting parents Chris and Sarah.
Two days later I'm in Great Yarmouth at my cousins sons wedding ,the day before I'm twitching
in the cemetery looking for migrants no not from Calais of note I see Pied fly and Spotted fly along
with a fem redstart these were the highlights.
well birding Norfolk had no rarities on route home from the pub Friday night before the wedding I passed Fallen Angels I expect some rare birds were in there.
Next morning was Grant and Gemmas big day and the sun come out in the afternoon a good family
wedding ensued.
My wife was at another wedding in Bovey Tracey for her sisters daughter Amanda Crilly I could not
be in two places at once.
Well a hectic weekend for everybody a rushed post but it had to be done love to everyone

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Maple Lodge

early September a new path ,but fauna abundant in particular nettles and willow carr ,however I was pleased with a hobby hunting the reserve seen twice once taking a dragonfly.
On reaching long hedge hide a juvenile moorhen obliged along with dashing kingfishers although
distant and in flight.
I waited a little longer but it was generally quiet,a single great crested grebe,shovelers and mallard
obliged then a dragonfly buzzed the moorhen.
I missed a spotted flycatcher as I bade the boys farewell at the club house.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Happy Birthday J R Hartley

On the 27th August it was raining as we made our way to Testwood Fisherie  ie Sutton Springs in Hampshire,it stopped raining as we  tackled up in the car park.
The River Test runs parallel with the Fisherie and contains some trout and grayling.
The gang are here for my birthday fishing day out at this high profile lake in Hampshire.
Here's super Kev fishing a tributary of the Test after fishing the lake,unfortunately the fish in the river are a lot harder to catch.
I received a birthday cake from the boys as  part of our tea break,Jeff the Kiwi also received a
cake a little belated.
Finished the day with four good fish 10lb 11lb 12lb 13lb and 14lb ,four personal best fish
proved a fitting climax to the day.
So eat your heart out JRHartley here's the proof.