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Monday, 12 September 2011

Hurricane-force MARTINS

At about 6.10pm over Leighton Buzzard Road, just passing Hemel Police Station, I noticed from the car about 80 HOUSE MARTINS battling the South-Westerly gales at just above tree-top height. They appeared to be trying to stay grouped together but were being battered about in all directions by the wind supposedly caused by the encroaching remains of Hurricane Katia, they seemed in fact to be forced Northwards against their will by the relentless gusts. I certainly give them credit for their enduring determination.

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