A newborn lamb added a little interest, its mother kicking up a stink as we walked past seemingly not knowing wether to run and leave or stay and defend it, we walked quickly on to let her get to know her new offspring.
Again not much was about but we did eventually catch up with a pair of Nuthatches and all our wisshing and willing was rewarded with a good 'yaffle' from a Green Woodpecker (113). Try as we might we couldn't find it but it was duly ticked off - our rule is; if you would count it on a CBC or BBS BTO survey then it goes on the list. More buzzards were seen here along with a few Lapwings just returning to their upland nesting fields. What a lovely sound their song is. A good few Stock Doves were also flying around somewhat out of habitat as there aren't any arable fields for miles.
Best thing we saw here was a willy-willy. There wasn't a breath of wind not enough to ruffle our hair but a few feet away in the field some large pieces of loose grass and straw were being whipped up in a mini tornado.
It all got a bit much for our Extreme photographer, beautifully warm in the afternoon sunshine. Absolutely silent at times too - not a human made sound, or sound of any description to be heard, occassionaly broken by the bleating of a sheep or a rustle of wind in the trees - gorgeous.
A good days safariing nearly tourned sour on the way home. For some unknown reason we were discussing car insurance when around a tight bend appeared a car heading directly for us. Evasive action was taken without going over the edge in to the stream - fortunately our adversary didn't clip the back end of the Land Rover and all was well.
The sunshine brought out lots of convertables this arvo - a times I thought we were on the Strip at Las Vegas or cruising the west coast highway.
Bloomfield Road provided a 1-0 win. Hard fought and scrappy. At times almost unbearable at the other end but a ground-out win is better than an easy draw. 50 points attained, no chance of relegation and 10 more games to play. A top half finish is deffo on the cards - a play-off place maybe???
Where to next? Looking forward to Patch 2 tomorrow - hope it's good.
In the meantime let us know who's nearly crashed in your outback this weekend.