Tag Archives: starlings

12.11.39

Windless, misty, sun just visible, rather chilly. Many fungi in the woods, including one which at a certain stage gets a sort of white fluffy mildew on it & smells rather like bad meat. Immense quantities of wood pigeons & … Continue reading

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5.11.39

Some wind in the morning, then nice sunny weather. Ground has dried up somewhat. In the evening violent wind & a few drops of rain. The wind actually blew the roof off the small henhouse. Enormous flocks of starlings, some … Continue reading

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3.5.39.

Outside Miller Hospital[1], starlings & sparrows stripping bark, apparently to make nests. Some small boughs completely stripped. [1] The reference to Miller hospital, the visit to Greenwich, where Eileen’s brother, Laurence O’Shaughnessy, lived and Eileen’s writing the diary may indicate … Continue reading

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27.4.39.

Sharp frost during night & hens’ water frozen. Snow & sleet during most of the day. Short sunny intervals. Blossom seems undamaged. Perennial alyssum coming into flower. Scyllas° & grape hyacinths coming to an end. Starlings very busy obtaining straw … Continue reading

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19.4.39.

Clear, sunny & rather warm. Starlings have been courting for some days past, & flying about with straw in their beaks. One starling, presumably the male, sits on a bough erecting its neck feathers & making rapid clicking noises with … Continue reading

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10.4.39

Southwold: Have been here since 1.4.39, but spent most of the last week in bed. A week ago, on arrival, weather mostly coldish, very still & rather misty. Thick sea mist on 2.4.39. Blackthorn flowering in places. Primroses abundant. Wild … Continue reading

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13.11.38

One egg. The striped goat now completely out of milk. On the whole very hot in the daytime lately. Fire at nights but not really necessary. Immense flocks of starlings, probably as many as 5000 in a flock, all the … Continue reading

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