I'll start with the weekend. I actually finished a knitting project - quite an accomplishment for moi! I volunteered myself to knit a tea cosy for the teapot we use for our teas on our Monday tasks. Below are a few nearly finished photos and the finished article!
|The last row...|
|Blue butterfly (adonis blue) representing the KWT logo|
|The teapot ready to be dressed|
A quick break for a dog walk....
I wanted to finish it before volling on Monday. Everyone was impressed and I must say I am fairly impressed too!
|Everyone working hard - probably in need of a nice hot cup of tea!|
|Tea cosy in a more natural setting!|
|Everyone said how much hotter the tea stayed - in my eyes that is a success!|
|Anyone know what this is??? Edit: Cobalt Crust (Terana caerulea) a saprobic crust fungi|
After the task, we went to check on Oare Marshes after the tidal surge last week. I didn't see the damage on the day but it is still very much under water compared to how it usually looks.
|Evidence of the debris washed into the marsh from the creek. Water was flowing so quickly it dragged reeds as well|
|Water pouring from the ditches|
|Excess water gushing from the marshes back into the creek via the sluice|
|A beautiful calm day|
On Tuesday I went on an Emergency First Aid at Work Training day. A really handy qualification to have when applying for jobs etc. It was a very informative and hands on day. I feel confident that I may one day be able to help someone if they were in trouble.
Yesterday We had our first proper frost. It still wasn't a proper proper one but the heaviest we've had yet.
|Not too sure about that ice...|
|Give it a little sniff...|
|Then eat it!|
I took Bracken down to the marshes with my camera and tripod slung over my shoulder. I needed an hour or so to clear my head because later on in the day I had an interview. The interview was for a trainee post with KWT and I was told to prepare a 3 minute presentation about a habitat or species group. I decided to talk about falcons! What better way to learn a presentation than go and give it to a falcon! We always see kestrels down at the marshes so that is what I did. A nice hovering kezzie listened very well to me rambling on about him! I really wanted a nice photo of me and Bracken down there in the lovely morning light, hence why I took my tripod. I got a couple of shots that I quite like...
Anyway I went for my interview, it went okay but I was quite nervous. It obviously went better than I thought because I received a phone call when I got home and they offered me the job!! Truly ecstatic! The position involves working on the water vole project which I have already been doing for a while. I am just happy to be able to have a more formal role in the project!
This morning we went on another lovely walk. Well a normal kind of walk apart from the fact I saw my first little owl!! I wish wish wish I'd had my camera because it was no more than 2 metres away from me and looking directly at me!! I'm sure most birders see lots of these stunning little birds and I'm not quite sure why it has taken me so long to see one. It was well worth the wait though! I will always remember my first sighting of this smart little owl!
Right now I must apologise again for taking so long to catch up on blogs, that is my task for the next few days! I hope you are all having a great week! I couldn't wait to share my good news with you all!