With a couple of thunder claps and a pelt of hail the recent plague of wetness withdrew this morning allowing May to get on with its mission…
Today we needed special clothing
as we prepared for new arrivals
Our previous colony, having survived this
last summer succumbed to a wasp invasion later in the year.
We will be less tolerant of wasp nests this year to protect our new colony
and time to explore their new home
before setting off in search of supplies
Today we heard our first Cuckoo of the year.
It had arrived following a journey like these
We did not see the Cuckoo of course.
But here are some pictures of the things we could see while hearing it.
You can look at the pictures and imagine the call of the Cuckoo
This is Bert after having spent two days with a plentiful supply of lush grass
…and he still ate his dinner.