Cowart's Common Room
A Lovely Day

What a nice day it's been ... for once the sun came out (thanks to all for their dancing!) and there has definitely been a touch of spring in the air. Much warmer with a high of 18C and a predicted low tonight of 6C. When I moved the cows this morning I watched a pair of swallows who were sitting on the fence, they were so chirpy looking and were twittering away to each other, then a fantail came and joined them, all so pretty. (not my photo). A pheasant was calling from the next field. Upon returning home, the Californian Quail was strolling about the garden and a magnificent kingfisher was sitting in the leafless cherry tree. Uploaded Image

Posted at 16th Aug 2012 - 10:09AM   Posted by Cowgirl   A Lovely Day Comments: 6

Fairy Nuff's Avatar What a pretty little bird, like a bluetit with tail extensions!
Sounds like spring isn't far off, I hope the river levels have gone down a bit.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 16th Aug 2012 at 10:15AM

Sounds like bliss! What a wonderful place you must live in.

Posted by: Ska on 16th Aug 2012 at 10:20AM

Fennie's Avatar It is all terribly confusing. What are the swallows doing? Where have they come from? Not surely from Africa? And your August, I've just worked out, must be our February, when our swallows are still sunning themselves in the Sahara. The Californian Quail must be a bit off track as well. Maybe they are different swallows - or maybe our swallows don't go to Africa after all but hope off down to you. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 16th Aug 2012 at 10:39AM

Salle de Bain's Avatar Well our swallows are just beginning to gather on the wires...albeit a bit early in my experience. Maybe they've had enough of our Irish weather for one year!

I was thinking the same as Fennie re: the swallows...have they just arrived or what?

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 16th Aug 2012 at 02:26PM

Withy Brook's Avatar I was wondering where your swallows go in the summer?

Posted by: Withy Brook on 16th Aug 2012 at 02:53PM

Lily's Avatar Fantastic photo, would love to be able to take pictures like that!

Posted by: Lily on 16th Aug 2012 at 03:43PM

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