Friday, 7 May 2010
Today was one of those days that I wish I'd stayed in bed. After foolishly staying up most of the night watching the election results come in, I dragged myself out of bed to get up the Orme soon after six. I soon wish I hadn't. The northerly wind was very blustery, the rain was lashing down and the temperature was more like that of mid-March! Two lone Wheatears were the only grounded birds, while three Swallows flew through along with a group of 10 Goldfinch. Luckily a fine male Peregrine saved the morning by putting on a good show. All the way round, I kept saying to myself "It's got to pick up soon". Unfortunately the weekend forecast is no better. Where have the southerly winds gone?