What a wonderful response to yesterday’s brilliant story by Patrick Kavanagh.
I was heartened to see the beautiful images of small birds, especially the Speckled Warbler – a shared favourite. While recent weather has been taxing for humans, it is likewise for the birds and to see evidence of their local persistence ‘made my day’.
Yesterday at about 5pm a dramatic dust-storm rolled over Newstead from the north-west, racing ahead of a band of thunderstorms that left a grand total of 2mm in town. Other places in the region fared better … but the drought still grips.
Click on the panoramic image below for a landscape view of yesterday’s storm.