Thursday, 19 March 2020

Short-toed Treecreeper

Dungeness - mild, cloudy, ne 2 - Wow! Talk about a day of two halves. This morning we ventured into Folkestone to the cash and carry at Booker, which broadly speaking is for businesses such as B&B`s like ourselves, hotels, restaurants and the like; but not in these crazy times, obviously domestic punters had got hold of access cards and the car park was packed with a long queue to get in. We turned away and went to Sainsbury at Hythe where the shelves were largely bare and a shoplifter was being wrestled to the ground at the entrance by staff, having just nicked a load of booze! Even Waitrose was a barren wasteland, but at least people were being pleasant to one another in adversity; one wouldn't expect anything else from the posh peoples shop!
  Anyhow, that's enough of that nonsense. Thankfully, whilst in hell, some good news came through on the phone to buck me up with the relocation (or perhaps a different bird) of a Short-toed Treecreeper at Dungeness. This afternoon, along with a small clutch of locals I had good, but brief, views of the creeper in a bare Sycamore tree in the old lighthouse garden where it appeared to be doing a circuit around the bushes and regularly called. The usual blog sites should have some good pics of said bird.

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