Saturday, 28 June 2014

Duchess and Muslin

A Cuckoo was calling and 2 oystercatcher’s flew over while Dave and I waited for the ‘duchess’ at Brandon Wood bridge to pass in very dull conditions with heavy rain threatening. She (LMS Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland) had a good head of steam going when she appeared but alas I cocked my first picture up so had to rely on John and Dave to save the day. Moved on to Marton where another Cuckoo flew across the road in front of us towards hangings spinney and 2 Raven were over Long Itchington.
Duchess approaching Brandon Woods bridge by Dave Cox

unknown diesel bringing up the rear

5 minutes later she is approaching Rugby dwarfed by the cement works
by John Judge
Moths continue to keep us occupied with the monthly macro list just 4 short of my record with just a couple of days to go while Dave trapped a Round-winged Muslin which was not only a new species for his garden but his 650 species as well – me - I’m just on a mere 575 in comparison.
by Bob Hazell

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