A frustrating day of well hidden trapping sites today. I remind you that it is an extremely serious offence to trespass on Malta. Therefore, we don’t. We’re here to uphold laws, wildlife laws, not break laws. So lots of walking, peering over walls, attempting to see through thick vegetation, and all the while looking like innocent tourists of course.
I heard many captive Quail, unfortunately legal captives. The one that never fails to break my heart though is the Golden plover. These exquisite waders trapped in small cages forever. They make the most tragic sounding calls. The desire to run towards them and set them all free has to be kept in check. Alas, they are also legal captives here on Malta.
I saw enormous flocks of very cheeky, noisy sparrows. It’s wonderful to see such numbers. A few gecko, enormous black bumblebees, bees feeding their larvae in walls, and a glorious large orange bee. Ooh, lots of mummy wasps making their paper nests too, and feral cats everywhere. Veg are growing like crazy on the land. So ahead of England. Cabbage, courgette flowers, strawberries, onions, potatoes, figs.
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