There are a couple things I want to write about this evening. The first I think are the birds. Mainly starlings, like everywhere they seem to work as small teams or perhaps families. We have at least one crowd who visit us on a regular basis several times a day. They will go for the tables, the seed they throw on the floor, they are not tidy eaters. And they look for worms on the lawn.
I love watching them, when one bird finds something and starts tugging on a worm, the others will run towards it. They are quite fast runners.
This afternoon I counted eight of them on the lawn. We are getting some sparrows now as well. I must admit I’m surprised that they use the table and low level supplies as much as they do.
It seems like every time I looked out of the window through the course of the day there were birds in the garden. I really, really love that. I can’t quantify how much pleasure that gives me.
I want to talk a little bit about this locality thing. I may have done quite a while ago. Fort Gilkicker is one of the Palmerston Forts built in the mid 19th century it is on the coast. In May 2015, the three queens of Cunards Fleet were in Southampton to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the line. I was stood on the beach with my camera, and my scanner listening to what was going on, and things kind of clicked. Here was an opportunity to integrate my interest and think about how all my different hobbies and interests could be brought together under one banner. I called it locality because that means it’s wherever I am.
Even if I develop a new interest and there is one on the horizon, which will be the subject of a future post.