Thursday, 21 February 2008

How many Brents?

Spent the weekend with Jaffa and Helen in Exeter. Twitched a Great-grey Shrike at Warren House Inn for Jaffa's attempt at his Devon year list and also helped out with a WEBs count on the River Exe. Got into all sorts of trouble trying to count the Brents- so took this photo (above) and then counted the dots.
Mananged to catch up with three of the invasion army of Cattle Egrets at the Exe Estuary.

Friday, 8 February 2008


It is February 8th- Purple Plums are in blossom, Magnolias are about to burst and daffs etc are well out. This has got to be the earliest I can recall. Saw a Silver Wattle in Putney in full flower last week- the guy there told me that it had been out a week or so. What happened to winter?