Hot Dogs

WP_20140719_18_37_10_ProIt’s so incredibly hot, even (unusually) right through to the evening and night. The swallows, swifts and aquatic creatures of every type and species are happy, but the jackdaws sit on roof tops panting like little black dogs.

Hungry Birds

WP_20140706_21_16_08_ProA dozen white egrets fly in their floaty delicate way over my head, heading for the sunset and the Duver. The tide turned an hour ago and they’ll be getting ready to wade their yellow feet through the rock pools that gradually reveal themselves.

Feed Me

WP_20140705_10_46_31_ProIt was such a distressed call, and my heart sank as I thought the cat had caught something. Luckily, the ‘victim’ was a baby black headed gull in the difficult transitional phase when he has to start fending for himself.

Free Jazz

WP_20140704_09_55_42_Pro First light brings the loud and enthusiastic song of the wren performed at breakneck speed. In the background is the cooing of a pigeon interspersed with the sharper quacks of a duck and squawks of a gull; a contemporary jazz of a dawn chorus.