Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A misty morning at Wassell Grove Fisheries....24/11/2012

The mist and fog was decidedly denser as I approached the Fisheries, the sun had threatened to appear but it was not to be this morning. Highlight species were Blackbirds, Great & Blue Tits, a lone Fieldfare, Wren, a very vocal fly-over Raven, a great Spotted Woodpecker, Corvids were plentiful and noticeably Magpies were in abundance! Only a short visit this morning as it was such a damp and chilly morning!

"How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.

At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow."

  - Elsie N. Brady.


  1. It looks like it was a right old murky day looking at that photo Pam!

  2. It certainly was Jason though far better than the rain that persisted all day just a couple of hours later!

  3. A perfect poem for your autumnal photo Pam!
    Lets hope those children have a while to wait for the snow eh! lol

  4. A far cry from the sunny scenes in your last post Pam but nevertheless a quintessentially English one.

    I had a fly-over Raven on my 'patch' a few months ago, the first I have noticed. I read they have made a wonderful comeback across England since the terrible persecution in Victorian times.

  5. I am pleased you enjoyed the poem Ruth! Wintry showers are forecast for Saturday so maybe not too long to wait.lol!
    Oh well, at least I can look forward to eating the first choccie from my Advent Calendar. ;-)

  6. A far cry indeed Jan, roll on Spring!:-)

    It has only been the past few years that I have noticed Ravens 'locally' Jan! An unmistakable and awesome call they have, such stunning birds!