Sunday 1 May 2016

Short, Sweet and Late

Tuning in to North Downs & Beyond yesterday evening I found a reference to my birdy indolence of late. Suitably chastened, I awoke early, de-iced the windscreen and hurried to the patch, hoping that a Wheatear might have crossed the freezing Channel in order to pose for me. I found four - none in posing mood....

A 'wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie'
Freshly arrived, and bound for somewhere well north of here I'll bet...
Shingle, Sea Kale, fishing rod, distant cliffs. Context is everything.
Better late than never I guess.

Sorry about the ropey quality, and for blog neglect. Life is to blame...


  1. Well Gav, three white-arses from the original champion.... we really are being shown what could have been. Hope all is well with you, and looking forward to reading about all of the patch gold that you will find this month!

  2. Thanks Steve. Some May patch gold would be nice, but I need to put a little more time in to actually deserve it!

  3. Beautiful photos, Gavin!