Wednesday, 24 October 2007
A touch of the Oddies
Listening to: Time Is On My Side (Rolling Stones)
Drinking: Kenco coffee
Weather: bright morning sunshine
This is the best kind of birdwatching, sitting back in your own kitchen, sipping coffee and having something special set before you.
There's a curlew in the top field, by the fence nearest the house. It's on the lookout for worms and grubs, strutting around in a thorough search of the area, its long bill sliding effortlessly into the soil, emerging from time to time with another piece of breakfast.
It's about five yards away from the window, the yellow sunshine picking out every last detail of a very beautiful bird. I would take a picture, but the camera is in the front room and I'm here. I'll remember it though.