With the clock tick tocking down to “Jason and the Argonauts” and all that, it was still impressive to watch feverish consumerism accelerating beyond the bounds of decency today in direct proportion to rapidly diminishing levels of goodwill.
Is this what it’s really about?
You can almost hear the celestial laughter.
Best keep out of it, so I headed out over the mosses, just as the sun broke through three days of mist and gloom.
Up to 70 Skylarks chirrupping about in the stubble on the Withins, where two Common Buzzards were ratting around the big muckheap.
About 100 Redwings at Great Altcar, but none on Plex – just two Fieldfare, Common Gulls, more Skylarks and Starlings and a flock of about 120 Linnets.
Back home at Dempsey Towers, the Redwings continue to rudely open the Waxwings’ Christmas presents early (will they ever come here?), stuffing themselves with cotoneaster berries alongside Woodpigeons and Blackbirds.
Good numbers of Common Scoter off Ainsdale at the moment too, with a few thousand occasionally taking to the air – but no white bits in ’em yet.
Thanks to everyone all over the world who has read the blog this year, and thanks to those who continue to add their sightings and comments, hope you all have a wonderful Christmas…
See you when all the mince pies have gone.