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Foxy friends in Kent

Since moving to Kent we’ve set our trail camera up. We’ve seen the neighbourhood cats visiting. Big furry grey cat, tuxedo cat, tortoiseshell cat and all black cat.
More exciting is this healthy looking fox, having a sniff round the garden.

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England Flora&Fauna Garden

Boy racer in the garden

A tired racing pigeon grabs some food.

On Monday 22nd June John noticed a pigeon on the house roof which Jane again spotted when it came down into the garden. It was a racing pigeon which looked a bit tired so we gave it some food.
We wondered about catching it but before we could, it flew into a hedge in next door’s garden.

He had a gold ring on the right leg GB19-F11253
We didn’t see him again, so hope he is now back where he belongs.

Update – 28th June.
He’s been back regularly and doesn’t seem to want to go home.

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Noctilucent Clouds

We got off a train at Cradley Heath having been for a night out in Birmingham and this was how the sky looked from the railway bridge.

Noctilucent clouds after arriving at Cradley Heath railway station. 21st June 2019 about 23:00 hours

These clouds are rarely seen as they are mostly gathered around the poles of Earth, but this night they were seen as far south as Paris and Italy.
When we got home these were 2 pictures I took with my phone.

The noctilucent clouds slowly faded although they were still visible 3 hours later at 02:00 on 22nd June
This image was taken at 23:06 on the summer solstice 2019

The origin of noctilucent clouds is very much a matter of study. They are known to be over 80km (50 miles) above the surface of the Earth. They have been studied from the International Space Station. More information on Wikipedia.

Stunning photo below includes the Eiffel Tower:

View from Paris, courtesy of spaceweather.com and Kulik Bertrand