Today was a magical day. Out with my piri Peter W, and a good mate Roger I joining us, we visited a goodly number of Barn Owl and Kestrel boxes around the fens which are local to me. The fens are flat, and this means that the skyscapes are stunning. Thank God it was a perfect July day, warm and sunny with nothing more than cottonwool wisps of altocumulus to stain the welkin.
At the end of the day, which had included a wonderful farmhouse lunch with Robert and Christine and their children Edward and Holly (they have erected lots of nestboxes on their 600 acre farm), Roger summed it up: "This has been one of the most wonderful days of my life".
I'll drink to that. In fact that is what I am doing right now.