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common as the clouds, 18/August/17

the buzzards have been busy soaring overhead sometimes even landing on my roof plonk! calling with a voice much too high-pitched for its size…….. once upon a time when I first moved here all those years ago a buzzard as a common sight was decidedly not, in fact spotting one caused much pointing, staring and… Continue reading common as the clouds, 18/August/17

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jumping jacks, 9/August/17

the sound of jackdaws trickled from the canopy, you could hardly call it a song…. jackdaws don’t sing although no doubt they think they do in their tone-deaf innocence….. light lost its grip on the shadows collapsing in on itself leaving the dark propped with rookery trees….. almost as if today has surrendered to tomorrow… Continue reading jumping jacks, 9/August/17

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buzzardry, 6/August/17

the buzzard called out…. streel, streel…….. (that’s the sound a buzzard make… oh yes it is!) calling to me I’d like to think…….. they’re skilled at being heard and not seen calling as they do from way up high up in the high-up-there for which my depth perception has proved pretty damn essential otherwise I’d… Continue reading buzzardry, 6/August/17

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garden guardian, 26/July/17

the Robin is the gardeners best friend, the garden guardian…. a guardener, if you will……. he, or she, spent all the time I was in the garden pulling out an old fence and pruning back things that need pruning back…… the ability to be in more than one place at once… there he was in… Continue reading garden guardian, 26/July/17

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the crow flies, 28/June/17

the crow flew over the graveyard between headstones and raindrops….. the rain fell persistent… the crow didn’t seem to notice or care in sleek black graveyard chic gradually blending into a rapidly fading light fed by the cossetting grey seeding an already sodden air…….. surface glistened where streetlight nicked them…… except for the crow unobtrusive… Continue reading the crow flies, 28/June/17

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shadow-other, 27/June/17

the difference between humans and crows is humans think they are clever, crows know they are……. maybe I should leave it at that but just to say that’s probably why crows are almost universally despised for one reason or another, humans hate the competition in having to admit someone is cleverer… envy is such a… Continue reading shadow-other, 27/June/17

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buzzgulls, 24/June/17 (posted 25/June/17)

a buzzard! no, not a buzzard…. yes, a buzzard! …. a rough-legged buzzard… a buzzard-rare indeed…. brief, but still, it counts…… in Hereford too, quite a ‘tick‘ for the ‘birds I saw today’ list, or the “I t’ought I t’aw a buzzard-bird…. I did! I did! I did t’aw a buzzard-bird!” list……. and for you… Continue reading buzzgulls, 24/June/17 (posted 25/June/17)