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More an update on myself really, as I have hardly been near the site, since our return form Scotland in October.
I picked up a horrible type of cold/cough virus & though I managed to keep going to work (More trouble than it was worth to get site cover),it left me feeling very lethargic.
Anyway, apart from the cough, which finally seems to be easing, I am feeling a whole lot better in myself. So much so that I have finally been out with the camera, yesterday & today at The Coppice.
The one thing I have not done during my malise, is to neglect the feathered ones.
I have been going up 2/3 times a week to top up the feeders & make sure the water trays were topped up with fresh water. Of course, now that the dark evenings are with us,I am up there in the dark during the week, so I purchased a battery powered lantern, which has come in very handy. Just hang it up & it casts enough light to see what I am doing.
No new species to be seen yet, but I never saw the Nuthatch today. I hope the Sparrow hawk hasn't nailed him
Meeting the farmer who owns the adjacent land tomorrow morning, at his farm, which is about a mile away as the crow flies from The Coppice. He told me the other week, that he had counted eight hares in one of his top fields + the area around their drying complex(It is an arable farm) always attracts good flocks of Yellowhammers & the like.
I have never been one for receiving owt, without giving summat back in return & that is one of the reasons I have been virtually absent from EPZ, if you get my drift.
Another reason, is Mrs T's long awaited promotion at work. A lot more dosh, but it comes with a price. I now devote a lot more time to assisting with the day to day household duties, when I return from work. All this has a knock on effect to ones free time.
I trust that all is well with everyone. Apologies if anyone has suffered & I have obviously missed the news.
Many thanks to those members, who have telephoned or P.M'd me of late. It is good to know that one is not forgotten
I hate to think how many decent wildlife upoads I have missed from the members, since I last looked
Ah well! Must try to do better
Anyway, I suppose I had better go and post an upload. How do you do it?
Early Christmas wishes to one & all.