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Well thats my current UK ISP
I gave up TeleWest Cable TV and phone to get it
been OK so far
Today I'm all aches and pains
a bit too active last week
Bit like after a good game of rugger
but as a mid-teenager the wounds healed overnight, at 68
that could be me in the second row of the scrum - a prop
a physical sport, worst I got was a broken finger, but collar bones and arms snapped fairly regularly.
Ended up in Warwick St, Leamington yesterday where my granny was at the Ladies College 103 years ago, having a birthday lunch with an old friend and daughters whom I haven't seen for 30 years. Their late father was a fellow glider pilot at Lasham.
DavidWilliams makes his first flight in glider
I used to be an a casual assistant instructor and tow truck driver there when the glass fibre birds were a rarity.
You see why I love living on the seventh floor watching the big planes go by from BHX
the rules Birmingham International Airport
>> Takeoff Runway 15:
Climb straight ahead to 1 nm DME or 500 ft QFE whichever is later then turn right to track 170 degrees MAG. The NPR ceases at either 2 nm DME or 4 nm DME depending on the route
which means when the wind is NW or N they fly past my kitchen window at a distance of 1 or 3 nautical miles
Closer at hand the starlings are getting ready
to fly south
Generally abundant, Starlings form dense, noisy flocks: no other small bird (apart from shoreline waders) creates such vast flocks that look like clouds of smoke at a distance."
they dive off the roof parapet past my windows around sunrise
Captured in Flight
there is only one pair of magpies that seem to live down to the right of my window
Migration - changing with the seasons
NEW TO ME
: "The history of the introduction of the European Starling into North America
is summarized by Kalmbach and Abrielson (1921).
After many attempts from 1872 to 1891, the introductions of 1890 and 1891 in Central Park, New York, resulted in the permanent establishment of the species.
None involved in this introduction could have anticipated that within a century the starlings would number in the millions in North America and be resident from coast to coast and from Alaska to Mexico.
The European Starling is well known for its flocking behaviour during the nonbreeding season. From late summer until the onset of the nesting season in the spring, the starling feeds in flocks of a few dozen to a few hundreds. Beginning as early as late June, large numbers gather to roost. The most spectacular aggregations occur at communal roosts during the winter months. "
revenge for the grey squirrel ?