I spent the weekend with my parents. The weather was lovely and we spent a lot of time in the garden. We also visited Blackleach Country Park, which is just up the road from them.
The cowslips were in full bloom:
orange tips, peacocks and small tortoiseshells.
There were good numbers of birds on the pond including four great crested grebes. Lots of birds singing in the trees and bushes too.
My mother recently started whistling under her breath, which when I first noticed it, it reminded me of the willow warbler song, which my mother said was accidental as she's not familiar with the willow warbler's song. So when I heard a willow warbler at Blackleach, I suggested to Mum that she should do her willow warbler whistle, which she did, and the two of them enjoyed a short conversation!
for Nature Notes.
and for NaPoWriMo
The crescendo crashes out of the radio
full blast as it to drown
thought and the constant ticking
of the clock.
Outside blackbirds serenade
an unlistening world.
and I'll be offering a giveaway here soon!