26 May 2013


Summer appears to have arrived, which is odd, as spring never did. Walked to within a Cetti's Warbler song of every point of Uskmouth this morning, the mind utterly untroubled by the thought of something rare appearing. It was never going to happen. A singing Grasshopper Warbler and a few Cuckoo were the sum of the feathered it; and a Water Shrew squeaking away in the bottom of a ditch, although not seen, was probably the top all-comers highlight.

Buttercups, apparently poisonous to livestock when eaten fresh, but, due to the fact they taste like shit, usually left uneaten. Symptoms of poisoning include bloody squits [technical term], excessive salivation, colic, and severe blistering of the mucous membranes and gastrointestinal tract.

Buttercup-free moo cow.

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