A week in birds

Best bird encounters of the week:

  • Pair of peregrines flying right over my head two days in a row
  • Spotting a kestrel using a lamppost as a viewing point
  • Lapwings flying against a bright blue sky
  • Best ever view of a snipe

Photos of the last two!

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Woodland

I’ve been reading an amazing book called “The Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben. The way they communicate, share, learn, and shape their forest home.

It makes a walk in a woodland all the more fascinating to know some of the drama being played out on a time scale that’s hard for us to comprehend.

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Work

After spending the whole evening working in an effort to make sure I get everything I need to do finished by the end of the week, I realise how lucky I am that this is a rare occurrence.

To anyone struggling with their work/life balance, I wish you so much calm. And I hope that things will not always be so hard for you.

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Papercraft

I haven’t had much energy for drawing, painting and writing recently. As always, a lack of creativity has bled my days of joy. So I needed to find something I could do which would not demand too much of me.

This is the result.

I’m really pleased with these and hoping to make more to celebrate a very happy family occasion in a few months time.

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