Julia saw a Peregrine Falcon last night. They make quite a distinctive noise, which was what made her look up. We’ve had Kestrels and Sparrowhawks before, but this is a new bird for the street. In previous years we’ve seen them over the rugby pitches by the river and a nearby retail park, but never at this end of town.
We are familiar with the sound they make as they nest in the middle of Nottingham and Julia used to work in an adjoining building. They didn’t do well this year.
In terms of experiences this is quite a high quality experience. The same goes for seeing a Muntjac deer in Lincolnshire on Wednesday. It’s the second time we’ve seen one in the same area this year. It’s always good to see deer, though I do worry about them being on the roads.
Today’s eBay loading wasn’t quite such a high-quality experience. One of the lots was 24 Bamforth comic postcards. I use the term “comic” loosely because my sense of humour has changed a lot since I used to find them hilarious. However, three of them sold within an hour so they are still popular. The quality threshold might be low but they pay the wages.
Bamforths, it seems, were also the founders of the Yorkshire film industry, but that’s a story for another day.
First of all I had to sell decimal coins, now it’s saucy postcards…
Tomorrow it’s Captain Scarlet. I like Captain Scarlet.