Swan Song

The huge skyscapes and wide horizons of East Anglia drew me north today, clear skies and uplifting sunlight that signalled the march of spring, were too much for restless feet to bare after days of endless grey, . The wintering swans on the fenland washes would soon be heading in…

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And then there were two….

Our local wintering Barn Owl was out at it’s usual time in the quiet weather and clear skies of yesterday afternoon and put on a fine show of it’s hunting technique in the fallow meadow. After quartering for a few minutes alone, it was joined by a second bird that…

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No Words

Well, only a few.This beautiful barn owl sheltered from a light rain shower yesterday afternoon in full view of the bedroom window, before resuming it’s hunt in the fading sunlight. We were enraptured as always, cherishing every moment it was in our presence and again counted our blessings in having…

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Life-tick

Hawfinch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes Source: Wikipedia Life-tick.It is an uncomfortable construct of a phrase and I rather detest it.Linguistically it defines it’s meaning only if you know the code, representing the words ‘the first time in my life that I can tick this bird on a list’.And that is where it fails…

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No Blue Monday

Sleet slashed across the garden, driven by the buffeting northerly that bowed and bent shrub, bush and tree to its will. A cold day, early in February, gripped by winter.In beautiful contrast, Monday sent thoughts forward to the coming of spring and the promise of regular warmth and increased vitality.…

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