The lottery of spring
could have done this? It could have been a cat, but we rarely see one here. No,
my money is on the magpies who won the battle for the topmost nest site in the
Scots pine. They are patrolling the woodland and garden and attacking any bird
they see. It seems cruel but of course that is nature and I cannot pick and
choose which animal or bird takes up residence here.
brighter note the robins who made a nest in my yew tree outside the front door
are still feeding. They land on the lilac, which will soon be flowering, then
after a quick look round in they go in with a mouthful of insects or a worm.
They have been there all the while our bathroom was being refurbished and
withstood the clattering of the skip, the old bath out, the new one in and all
the coming and goings. Their young will fledge and begin their new life anytime
feel as if we have begun a new life too by going into a supermarket for the
first time in three years. For many years I have shopped online and have
usually popped into a supermarket to top up. But in this pandemic time, we have
kept away until now. We were so flustered by this unaccustomed event that we
put our shopping on the wrong side of the self-serve counter. We fed our goods
in from the right to the left, which caused great confusion for the computer as
we emptied our ‘out’ basket into the ‘in’ basket!
thing that was strange for me this week was that I heard a skylark and I
automatically looked up into the blue sky and I could see it. That might not
seem strange to you but before my eye operation there was no way I could see a
lark high in the sky. Now with my new lenses I could easily locate that little
brown bird with its quivering wings and nostalgic call of spring.