Saturday, 30 October 2010

Any one seen Cliff?

The Safari took Frank out for his evening game of footy. Two Peregrines on the tower, one tucking into its tea. The Goldcrest was still in the line of dense conifers.
There were some Blackbirds in the Golden Triangle and one of them gave that high pitched thin call that means duck! Actually that quacking duck but fast movement 'duck'. A Sparrowhawk came leathering through and then belted down the side of Magpie Wood producing an explosion of Magpies that had started to think about settling down for the night.
Mid afternoon Frank barked at something banging outside, we think it might have been thunder as the sky to the east was as black as black can be. But when we were out footying this cloud was hovering over Cliff's gaff - just hope he wasn't sucked up into it - it looked pretty fierce!
Where to next? Not goin out in that !!!
In the meantime let us know if you've seen Cliff


cliff said...

Ha, it didn't half bounce down, hailstones too. I think my low centre of gravity saved me from being swept away though.

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Pity we have got 3D photography and 3 D monitors this cloud was awesome. Looked like you might have been having a Close Encounters moment doo-dah-doooo-duh-daaa. Relieved to hear you survived and managed to upload those cracking tree sparrow pics - think you'll have to take over from that userper, Raf, as Extreme Photographer!