Thursday, April 28, 2016

Things change -- for good or ill

Tuesday 26th April 2016
     The course of the river has been slightly changed since the winter floods brought enough stones downstream to form a pebbly shore.
     Meanwhile, I was summoned out of the house by the desperate sound of the male blackbird repeating his emergency call.  As I stepped outside a menacing great crow flew off.  I peeped through the fir branches beside the door to see an empty nest.  No mother bird sitting and no sign of the fledgling.  A few moments silence and then nearby the blackbird sang a sad song.

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