"Was a hot afternoon, the last day of
June and the sun was a demon"
Bobby Goldsboro - 1973
Says it all really. Quite a naughty song in its day, banned by the BBC (but then again, what wasn't?).
Pretty tame by today's standards I'm happy to say.
Not much current news for you although Ray Fellows did find a juvenile Yellow Wagtail on the Mere today. Despite this awful bloody weather (and Wimbledon to add to the misery) it may be hard to believe that Autumn is already under way - if only in first gear. By the end of June more than half of Britain's Cuckoos will already be south and heading across Europe along with a good percentage of breeding Nightingales, and is it only me who thinks that Swift numbers have dropped drastically in the last week or so?
Anyway, this is just a preamble. as I write these words the Arctic breeding waders will be rushing to get their chicks fledged and some of them will already be heading south towards Britain by mid-month. We will start looking for Stints and Wood Sandpipers and also some of our resident species as they drop into the bushes around the Marsh and Mere to roost.
All to play for folks, this disruptive spell of abysmal weather will soon be behind us and we can return to sensible grey sky's and drizzle - Makes you proud to be British! - Chaz