This year is going to be ssssooooo different

I received an email this week, as I do every January.
Just a little reminder and an important date, which this year is the 24th and 25th January.
I will have to choose my ‘perch’ with care, so depending on the weather may well settle for the bench at the marina entrance.
OK, I know it’s cheating a bit, but if I have to record all those that land, somehow the water doesn’t quite cut it.
Also, I have no feeders out (we’re not allowed to feed the ducks etc here), so that section of their questionnaire will be different, and when they ask how close I am to a waterway, I don’t think there’s a box for my tick saying ‘On it’.

It should throw some interesting stuff into their survey though, I mean seagulls, cormorants, geese (flying over now), mallards, egyptian ducks and grebes aren’t usually expected on a garden bird watch, but I have seen the blackbirds, wagtails, robins, bullfinches and sparrows. There is also a very large buzzard at the end of the dog walk, so I wonder if he’ll put in an appearance.
Have I ever mentioned Claude?

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to This year is going to be ssssooooo different

  1. scifihammy says:

    Sounds like fun πŸ™‚ Happy counting πŸ™‚

  2. Pingback: Another date for your diary | pensitivity101

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