Wednesday 2021-07-14

Birds, Cats, clouds, Diary, Hull, Photography, sky, sparrows, Summer, sun

I was going to write :

Another morning has gone by.


Every and each morning is unique.

The similarities are apparent.

This morning, a bumble bee is flying around, exploring the flowers on the hanging baskets, one after the other, tasting the nectar.

These specific acts did not happen yesterday.

The bee was present, too.

Her movements, her route, were singular.

Of yesterday.



Question mark…


Although past the summer solstice.

Days are, already, becoming shorter.

Enough to notice.

Yannick cat was on my lap, earlier.

She enjoys days like today.

Mild, breezy, the sun just hiding behind a veil of detailed clouds.

Just there.


The chirp of, mostly, sparrows colouring the morning.

As their flying to and from the feeders do, too.

In spite of our presence.

I. Yannick.

After an early morning, breakfast consumed.

Cats dozing.

The trees dancing with the wind.

The school girl has already gone.


She is very young.


Sparrows, starlings, and other birds…

Birds, blue tits, climate change, rspb, sparrow, sparrows, starlings

May have been a wet month, rainy with occasional sunshine. The usual bird population has been down compared with other years.

There have been plenty of sunshine this week, this month, so far. Sparrows, including the babies, have been feasting on my feeders, playing not so much attention to me, in the balcony, a couple of feet from them. Mainly sparrows, although I saw some blue its too.

I missed the RSPB’s annual count earlier this year, although I have been missing it for the last few years. However, I have the impression, a non scientific one, that the usual bird population which has been coming to my feeders for years is down for 2021.

I saw a couple starlings yesterday, some juvenile ones, I think.

I will keep watching them.

Archive: seagull

Birds, Hull

Seagulls are fascinating birds, very fast, annoying people they have robbed their morsels, very graceful too.

They have a bad reputation, which, I think, is undeserved. We, humans, have pushed them closer to us. We are getting the results of our endeavour.