Monday, March 28, 2011

Tables - 17

Hello!...hope you had a good weekend? It was good to turn the clocks forward to 'British summer time' which is GMT+1. It makes for lighter evenings, which as far as my work goes, is good. I dislike working under electric light even if I do use daylight bulbs. From where I work I can look out over a wide horizon and see not only my own neighbourhood but the joining of three shires, those being Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. But in addition to the long view, I often see plenty of birds in my or neighbouring gardens. In any one day I can see Blue tits, Great tits, Coal Tits,Longtiailed Tits, Black birds, Starlings, Thrush, Wagtails, Robins, House Sparrows, Hedge Sparrows( AKA Dunnocks) Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Doves, Wood Pigeons,Magpies, Crows, Rooks, Wrens, Sparrow Hawks, Swifts (May - August) Swallows, an Owl, Bats, Mice , Squirrels and foxes....and that's the ones I remember! My Dad used to be a member of the British Ornithological Society and taught me lots about birds and wildlife when I was young. It's a great and valuable thing to pass on to your children, the knowledge and appreciation of that which is around us and lives with us!


J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

We "sprang ahead" a few weeks ago, but I still haven't seen any spring. It's dreadfully cold here, still! I can see the back of the next apartment out my window :(