Rain lashing and wind howling about the wine cave this evening. Only three hours # today. Got drenched commuting both ways. The playing fields opposite # railway station were hosting an avian tattoo; serried ranks of ducks and ibis, shoulder to shoulder, sploshing and pecking their way across the marsh. Shame not to have the floodlights on and some stirring music to accompany such a well-drilled body of birds.

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