Saturday, 1 May 2010

Saturday 1st May

Yesterday's Hoopoe was still around at Lenham Heath and with it being so close to a railway line and my litttle lad being a train buff I thought it would hurt to go and have another look.   We arrived in time to see a Javelin train go through - James was happy - and a Hoopoe preening on a fence post next to the line - me happy.  It took flight and landed in the sheep field it's been frequenting of late, where it crept through the long grass giving brief but decent views.  Another train passing spooked it and it took flight over the adjacent cereal field and briefly landed in a dead tree, again giving good scope views, before flying back into the trees by Bowley Lane.  My lad, James, had by this point clocked up four Javelins and two Eurostars and I was pleased with the views I had (better than last night's 15 seconds!) so we moved on.  Good to see fellow local blogger Simon Ginnaw (http://www.motepark.blogspot.com/) there and glad I wasn't the only one straying off patch today!

Driving back along the M20 I noticed what I though was a huge rain cloud.  Sweeping around it was a single Swift, but I soon released it was smoke and as I exited on Jcn 5 I could see it was eminating from the Quarrywood Industrial Estate - Homebase in flames!

It being the first of May I finished the day watching the Kettle Bridge Clogs (http://www.kettlebridgeclogs.org/) dance across Barming Bridge, a tradition that's gone on for at least the last 25 years.

4 comments:

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Adam.
Nice to see that you and your son had a good trip out. You both got to see what you wanted.

Greenie said...

Adam ,
The makeup worked well , I couldn't pick you out in the last shot !
Glad you and the lad got your targets .

Adam said...

Cheers Greenie - I did actually get to dance but one of those cheeky ladies kept pinching my posterior! Isn't Morris dancing supposed to banish the dark days of winter - looking out the window this morning I think I can kybosh on that little myth!

Adam

Steve said...

Good pics Adam. I think Homebase was the last place I saw you wasn't it!