Saturday, 26 June 2010

The longest post

The Safari will take ages to type this out one fingered! Today's news comes from a sunny Base Camp garden, which was somewhat surprisingly quiet compared to last week.
There seemed to be fewer bees, hovers and damsels; not even the Jasmine and the Scarlet Pimpernel were attracting much this arvo.

Two Pond Skaters ran the gaulntlet of the fish lurking beneath them. There was a bit of hoverfly action with a Syrrphid laying its eggs, while a Large White butterfly fluttered through without even thinking about stopping.
Birdwise not a lot was moving. A few Feral Pigeons, Herring Gulls and Lesser Black Backed Gulls flew over. In the garden the feeders are empty and we're unable to fill them at the mo so the Goldfinches are no longer visiting.
Overhead a couple of Swifts didn't linger long. Where are they all this year? We've not had any anywhere near our box and haven't even heard them screaming round the houses yet this season!
Today even the Magpies have been noticeable by their absence.
Could really do with something exciting like a Red Kite going over or an early moving Redstart sat in the Sycamore tree.

A bit of Drone Fly action for you!
Where to next? With so little happening we'd better go and watch some more footy.
In the meantime let us know if you fancy USA or Ghana to be beaten by England in the next round.





4 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Have Swifts ever used your box Dave ?

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Only went up last summer so this is its first full season

Cheers
Davo

Dean said...

That last shot is excellent Dave.

Monika said...

Impressive typing for one finger! I hope you keep the updates coming and get well soon.

I would have liked the US to face England in the next round, that would have been a heck of a match - so sorry they got romped by Germany, and the US let one slip away as well! US wasn't likely to go too much further anyway. Who do you root for now?