July 16

Posted by sydney on Jul 16th, 2009
  • 1792: July 16, 1792 – Farmer Corps brought me two eggs of a fern-owl, which he found under a bush in shrub-wood. The dam was sitting on the nest; & the eggs, by their weight, seemed to be just near hatching. These eggs were darker, & more mottled than what I have procured before.
  • 1789: July 16, 1789 – Wall-cherries are excellent.  Lime-trees blossom, & smell very sweet.  Mr & Mrs Sam Barker, & Miss Elizabeth Barker, came from the county of Rutland.
  • 1788: July 16, 1788 – Bull-finch eats the berries of the honey-suckle.  Bror Tho. came.
  • 1787: July 16, 1787 – The hedge-sparrow feeds the young cuckow in it’s cage.
  • 1784: July 16, 1784 – Phallus impudicus, a stink-pot, comes up in Mr Burbey’s asparagus-bed.  Received a Hogsh. of port-wine, imported at Southampton.
  • 1782: July 16, 1782 – A covey of young partridges frequents my out-let.  Hops do not cover their poles, nor throw-out any side-shoots.
  • 1781: July 16, 1781 – Wheat-harvest begins at Headley.
  • 1776: July 16, 1776 – Bees, when a shower approaches, hurry home.  One hive of bees does not swarm; the bees lie in clusters at the mouth of the hive.
  • 1775: July 16, 1775 – Some of the forwardest birds of some broods of martins are out, the more backward remain in the nest.
  • 1774: July 16, 1774 – Swallows strike at owls, & magpies.  Cut part of my great mead: grass over-ripe.
  • 1771: July 16, 1771 – Sultry, sunny day.  Good dew.  Gardens suffer from want of moisture.  Dark clouds round the horizon.
  • 1769: July 16, 1769 – Great showers in sight to the E. & N.E.  The ground is very much burnt up, no rain having fallen, very small showers excepted, since June 27.
  • 1768: July 16, 1768 – Grasshopper-lark sings at Bradley.

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