Saturday, 4 June 2011
HUSKY'S AND LILO'S.
The rather cryptic headline will soon become apparent after reading this posting. June is generally quiet and today's highlight was my meeting with the Reculver cafe owner's dog and Heathy being propositioned by an octogenarian. We also saw a few birds, but not too many. We spent the first half an hour watching the sea this morning and nothing else. A stroll down to Cold Harbour added a year tick in the form of two Barnacle Geese and all the usual suspects again - you know these off by heart by now Oystercatcher (loads), Sandwich Tern (some) and Marsh Harrier, Shelduck, Yellow Wagtail, Tufted Duck, Teal, Gadwall (few) and Sand Martin, Swallow, Heron, Stonechat (one or two). On returning to the cars we had a drink and a chat and Marc became uncomfortable at my obvious affection for the beautiful Husky and had to leave for another sea watch. Let me make it clear I'm no Keith Lard, I just like dogs. However, Heathy was accosted by a lady asking to take her lilo and bag up the hill. This isn't a euphemism by the way. Marc actually knew the lady and informed me she enjoyed sunbathing "au-naturelle". I was going to headline today "Naturalist meets Naturist" but settled on the other. We also had an hour's sea watch after Heathy got his new friend settled and saw loads of Gannets, two Guillemots which was a year tick for us both and various Terns with one suspiciously looking little but being the honest pair we are we couldn't quite clinch the I.D. at some distance. Good fun today, would have been better if there were more birds. Hopefully, the 3 Amigos had better luck.