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Nice photograph of a frazzled father. The birds work hard at this time of year! I watched a neighbour hand-feeding a female blackbird this morning. As soon as our neighbour moved away the blackbird bobbed along after her with her mouth open – making it clear what she wanted…and expected!
Thanks for the heads-up about the image upload facility.
I don’t think so, but I’m not sure. There is a website dedicated to the 101st – http://101stdevon.co.uk/ which gives some information about their activities during WWII.
@Wistman I’ve seen one in the same locality and it was definitely a grey wagtail! I’ve been waiting to re-post in the hope that the pair would re-emerge, but they’ve wised up to my approach and pop over a hedge when I get close.
@Wistman I was 80% convinced they were yellow wagtails – only saw them briefly without binoculars etc. for 10 seconds, but thought they had yellow throats…now I’m not sure. I went to the same area on my exercise hour yesterday hoping (naively) that they’d be waiting for me but no sighting. I shall take binoculars and camera on each walk from now on. Watch this space! Lovely that the swifts have arrived.
Saw a lovely pair(?) of yellow wagtails round marshy ground near Lowerdown Cross, Bovey Tracey today.
It’s that sort of material that the archive will be interested to record.
Not yet (17th April) around Bovey Tracey. I shall miss hearing them on Haytor Down each morning this year.
Thanks @jm. I hadn’t seen the latter publication – and I might have run a mile at the thought of that title – but I have added it to my “to retrieve from the DHC” list which is already quite long. Good spot, thanks!
Thanks @SB. There’s a mention of the Hall but no images of it during its heyday. I’ve seen drawings at DHC of when it was being designed and a couple of internal views but no external photos.
I have no idea about the fate of the archive – I’m sure that Peter will have made, or tried to make, arrangements for its future. I can make some discreet enquiries….