Sunday, 3 June 2012
Princess and the Kite
A cold wet morning listening for Quail then on to the pond where we had 12 Ringed Plover flying around, Little Ringed Plover on what’s left of farborough spit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Gadwall and the unusual record of Meadow Pipit for June here.. Despite the awful conditions we hung around Wormleighton waiting for THE THAMES DIAMOND JUBILEE PAGEANT pulled by LMS Princess Class 4-6-2 no 46201 Princess Elizabeth as she steamed past before visiting Brandon Marsh where after a quiet visit we had a Red Kite go over the visitor center at 11:15am while warming up over a cup of coffee. A Little Owl was seen at Marton perched on a farm gate in the pouring rain. If you watched the Jubilee Pageant on the telly, Princess Elizabeth was placed on Battersea bridge to greet the Queens arrival.