Monday, 28 May 2012

Cows cause power outage!

Still warm and sunny, 24º, no appreciable wind.
Within 30 minutes of arriving back home we had a power outage in my part of Cholsey.
Apparently some Cows had been put out in a meadow about 100m from here and one or more of them had rubbed up against one of the poles and caused it to move and 2 of the 3 power lines snapped. South Moreton was also without power as well as the NW end of Cholsey.

A couple of farm hands appeared and moved the cows to another meadow and the electricity company were quick off the mark.
It has taken the electricity company 7 hours to sort it as power has just resumed at 23:00!

Great living in rural Oxfordshire, full of surprises!
Interestingly sat in the dark and quiet I could hear a Grey Heron, Moorhen and Tawny Owl calling in the meadow and another more distant Tawny.

I stopped off at Lollingdon Hill on the way back, apart from the usual there was a flock of 22 Linnet on the hill and 2 Whitethroat.
 A couple of Common Swift taken over the week end.

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