A lot of gales this last week, which has not prevented the sparrow choir from coming each day to the shelter of our big hebe bush and performing jam sessions. Spring like this morning has brought other visitors among the usual chaffinches, greenfinches, sparrows, blackbirds (sometimes 6 in number!) and the lone songthrush and lone robin. A reed bunting and a twite do show here sometimes but not regularly. Nice to see them both this a.m. The peregrine, almost a daily visitor this last week, missing this time. Thankfully!
Following my blog back last year, when I discovered a mysterious object on our beach, last weekend an object was found (said to be 'a submarine market' or a 'training device', depending which paper you read) - this time a special operations team was flown in from the mainland, the area cordoned off, and the object destroyed by a 'controlled explosion'. Makes me wonder if it was the same object (missile like) I found on the beach back then, in which case its wandered the local seas for several weeks. And wonder also why there was such a lack of initiative on the part of police and coastguard last time. Be nice to see a piccie of said object - nothing on net as regards either 'training device' or 'submarine marker'. Mystery continues.