'Twas a good job I woke a bit earlier than usual on Sunday morning. Heavy rain was forecast and it was just beginning to drizzle so we went walkabout before things got worse. For once the forecasts were correct as heavy rain set in by 6.30 a.m. and it didn't clear until 1 p.m.. At least the 16mm of rain had topped up my rain water containers and given the land, which had become parched, a good watering.
As often happens in heavy rain one of the Wood Pigeons took advantage to have a good shower:
They will spend time first raising one wing and leaning over to get everything wet. Then they will raise the other wing and keep alternating until they are thoroughly soaked. I managed to take some video clips which I will save for Friday at the Flicks.
The temperature had risen nicely but by teatime we were again having heavy rain but this time accompanied by a thunder storm which means poor old Penny was having one of her panic attacks, shivering and panting. She really is badly affected by thunder.
Fortunately the storm passed through very quickly and was followed by nice Sunset to end the day:
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