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.