Sunday, 23 October 2016

Death at the picnic

I hope the blog master will allow me to recall something that happened to me earlier today outside the county. We were on a family/friends day out to the Elan valley. Taking a picnic near one of the dams. Suddenly. there was a commotion right next to us and a bird had crashed into a fence about ten feet away. It was a Fieldfare. The next few seconds are a bit of a blur. We were suddenly face to face with two Merlins hurtling towards us in close tandem, then frantically aborting their mission. I think they must have tumbled around or turned through 180 degrees. In a flash they were shooting back up the hillside. It was a dramatic moment. I nearly choked on an expensive olive. The Fieldfare was less fortunate.