Friday, 31 May 2019

Calm before the ever-so-short heatwave?

The meteorologists are promising us a brief blast of warmth as from tomorrow, all the way from the Azores. It will be welcome, as the past few days, while not chilly, have been cool for late May. Poor moth totals have been experienced and the chance of a migrant bird or moth generally confined to the odd Spotted Flycatcher and Silver Y. Some respite did come in the form of a Portland Riband Wave, courtesy of Martin Casemore’s Plodland trap.

But, if you are at a loose-end, due to lack of migrants being around, there is always the option of wandering around the fishing boats, their industrial bric-a-brac and the surprisingly lush flora. It is one of my happy places.

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