Over the last few days, I’ve been busy churning stuff out about my interests. I’m not sure I’ve finished yet, but I am taking a break. Actually, the break is a juddering halt. Not to the 366, just tonight.
Tonight I am reverting to my technique for dealing with writers block, which is to write about it. Sometimes, what causes the block is my brain has so many things running through it that I can’t make up my mind what to write about. There was a bit of a focus in my mind, debating whether or not I should include ornithology in my list of interests. Well, I do like watching them, but I’m definitely not obsessed with them in the same way that I am with other things.
There’s a nature reserve not far from us, Titchfield. I’ve been there a few times, and have really enjoyed watching the birds. You have to pay to get in, and I have thought of buying an annual membership which would give me an incentive to go. Then I was watching the bird tables, and it was the sparrows that was making me smile. They are like mini vandals – they turn up in a gang. A bit like the starlings, they turn up encase, but they then spend most of the time arguing amongst themselves.
We get a lot of Canadian Geese here in Gosport. I love seeing them. They fly over in formation usually heading for one of several grazing points calling as they come in to land. Lovely to see.