Well , even with the helpful suggestions from fellow Bloggers , I still can't upload any photos as the 'browse' button still hasn't re-appeared on the 'select a file' page . I spent most of yesterday trying to download Firefox and then Chrome , often getting to a point when I felt like throwing everything related to the computer out of the window . Four times I tried to download Firefox , only to have the download stopped because 'network time had expired' , then on the fifth attempt , it worked . I then tried to sign into my blog to see if the 'browse' was working there , only to be informed by Firefox that 'the page wasn't redirecting properly and that it had been detected that the server was directing the request to this address in a way that will never be completed' . Once again everything nearly went out of the window . After a break , I attempted to download Chrome , and after 45 minutes , the screen froze , at that I gave up , apart from looking at the 'Something is broken' Blogger forum and seeing that I am just one of many , some being unable to upload photos since before Christmas . One entry says that a solution should be out this week , but I for one am not holding my breath .
On the wildlife side , another Siskin , a male this time has visited the feeders , and the Greenfinch , Goldfinch and Chaffinch numbers have really increased , but still no sign of a Brambling or Redpoll , although one of the other volunteers on the Common has over a dozen every day on the Niger seeds . Talking of the Common , I met up with a fellow enthusiast the other day whilst having a walk around , who told me that he had been seeing a juvenile Common Buzzard in one of the horse fields on the bottom lane , thanks for the info David . I visited later on and photographed the bird in far from ideal light conditions , but it has been around for some days , so if some better light conditions do come about , and not at the weekends when the fields and lanes are busy , I hope to get back and get some more shots . The same goes for the Hawfinches at Barming .
Whilst walking near Keston , I found my first flowers of the year , Winter Heliotrope / Petasites fragrans , and a little while later the first Snowdrops / Galanthus nivalis , in flower . The first furled leaves of Lords and Ladies / Arum maculatum were also found .
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