I was walking the town and spotted this outside a building, I’m assuming someone had been renovating, maybe the foreigners and not knowing that it was a common custom in the past to brick these cats up in walls to keep away evil spirits and witches. Poor thing was just dumped out on the doorstep. Kicking myself really for not taking him to the museum as who knows where he has gone?
Here’s the full set from my Fenland series. It was truely a pleasure to shoot in these conditions! Apart from the foggy lenses and muddy field underfoot, to have a chance at shooting a view like this again would be a pleasure!
The Orache Moth, Trachea atriplicis. This species was once common in the Fenland around Cambridge, but has not been recorded breeding here since 1915. Migrants from the continent occasionally turn up on the south and east coasts of England.