Friday, December 23, 2011
..And the fire is so delightful...
Here are a few pics from last weekends childrens Christmas Party in our village hall. It looked really nice after we had decorated it with tree and lights, but the centre piece was the fire place that we loaded with holly and various evergreenery...Needless to say FC did not arrive via the chimney...( and before you ask, no it isn't!)
Since last weekend the weather has been very mild for the time of year. I have had the moth trap on for the past two nights and caught - 7 December Moths, 1 Chestnut and 1 very late Blair's Shoulder Knot, the latest county record by over a month.
Not much birding really, but on my day off on Wednesday, I heard a tantalising call from the village gardens that repeated several times before the vocalist just vanished. I wont be saying any more on the matter unless I actually find the thing this weekend then you will hear all about it!
Easier to find were a party of 4 Bullfinches and 10 Redwings just along from our garden.
Less welcome is our garden Mole. It has a dozen heaps so far, and luckily, for him, not in the lawn. Although I do like them and won't harm him, I'll be trying deterrent methods as the weeks progress. There are acres of grass just yards away that I am sure will be more suitable...