The weather forecast today was very inauspicious to say the least. I had to be up at the crack of dawn to take Heather to the station to catch the 5 o'clock train to Manchester Airport; she was flying out to Lisbon to spend a few days with our daughter Beth. Already it was blowing a gale and during the night we were to lose a fence panel. Thomas was still at home but he left for a very windy drive back to the Lake District at 12.00. Left to my own devices I decided to have a ride out to see what was about in the Wolds and finding nobody at a friend's feeding station decided to pinch a session. Although the activity was very hectic, I didn't stay long as the trees above were groaning and creaking in a very alarming fashion.
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Long Tailed Tit
The following images are of the Wolds around Wold Newton on quite a dramatic day of gales and storms.