Conversations and Communications
Sunday, November 27th 2016
Conversations at Foxglove are varied. To those involved in them, they make perfect sense. Sometimes visitors must wonder. Its page 234 in the old one. It has pointy leaves. No it hasn't, that is not it, try page 237 in the new one. And so it goes as moth-ers discuss moths and flower walkers discuss flowers.
How do you know that it is Zig Zag Clover? Well it's pink and big and has more pointy leaves. A very scientific answer!
Then there are the bird ringers. Have you collected them all? Where to next? 56 or 9 and 10?
Checking bird boxes can be equally as stimulating. Have you checked the back corner? Have you got the box number? Where are the rings?
Who's bright idea was it to put a box right under the bridge? The water is cold! Never mind have the net ready and the ladders!
Conversations are easy when everyone is together, but on the visits to Cape Wrath communications can be a little difficult and there are still some photos floating around in the ether! We have to wait for their return to view all the fantastic photographs that have been taken.
Being of the generation that was not brought up with technology, the ability to 'talk' to Stacey down south on Signy, through email and receive photos from her is just mind blowing!
She has arrived safely and everything has survived the winter. Although with a storm and snow over the last few days, she thought winter had returned! The first Adelie chicks should hatch any day now. Chinstraps, who are always about a month behind have just started laying. They don't mind the cold.
These are Elephant Seals at the bottom of the snow field.
And I could not resist sharing this snoozing Weddell Seal.
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