Evening serenade

Hubby and I have just got back from walking the dog and have been serenaded all the way.
It is an extremely beautiful sound which cheers the soul and warms the heart.
What am I talking about?
Bird song.

Blackbirds to be precise.

Photos: Blackbird in tree in the original Avenue, May 2016

There is a blackbird that sits on the TV aerial of the house behind us and sings his heart out every day. This can be anytime from 3am onwards but we do not find it intrusive.
Tonight he was there as usual singing away and we could hear a response, so naturally tried to locate it.
At the front of our property, there is a lamppost and telegraph pole a little further down the road where there was another blackbird answering his call. But he was not the only one, as in the little Close directly opposite our house, another bird was on another aerial joining in the conversation.

I would love to know what they were saying to each other but sadly haven’t mastered Blackbird speak, and it was like having a choral neighbourhood watch.
We noticed that every 50 yards or so a blackbird would be sitting at a high vantage point, be it an aerial, chimney, telegraph pole or treetop and they were definitely communicating with each other. Maybe the calls were going out that The Black Thing was doing the rounds (meaning Maggie) or just warning the bird population that humans were afoot.

It got us thinking about what we would miss if we were no longer here.
The sights, sounds and colours of nature, bird song at its best, rainbows, flowers, bees, everything to do with nature. In fact, not a single human entered our thoughts other than each other.


About pensitivity101

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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23 Responses to Evening serenade

  1. This is lovely. I’m with you on this.

    • I expect you hear similar things on your evening walks too Gary. Can your son identify the birds? With his memory skillset, I bet he;s awesome.

  2. Sadje says:

    Must have been a a lovely walk!😃

  3. tidalscribe says:

    It is the most beautiful sound. We have a chalet style house and our blackbird sits on the very point of the roof looking down at the garden and singing his heart out.

  4. Paula Light says:

    Mom loved blackbirds. That was her favorite song, by the Beatles. Her birthday was Monday… she would have been 88. I love posts about blackbirds. ❤️

  5. DB McNicol says:

    Beautiful…I love sitting on our deck listening to the sounds of nature. The birds, the bull frog in our pond, the neighbor’s donkey…

  6. I could listen to them all day and evening if I could! LOL! Their songs are filled with such happiness and joy.
    It’s sort of weird, but I looked up on Youtube, Black Birds singing… I listen to it every so often, especially if the weather is inclement.

  7. So lovely! I wake up in the morning and I’m greeted with birds song…it is so lovely! 😉🌸

  8. jenanita01 says:

    As I live on the edge of a wilderness, (currently called my back garden) I get to hear Mother Nature all the time. So many creatures, right outside my door…

    • Isn’t it wonderful to see so much close up? Even spiders webs fascinate me and I don’t like spiders, but with the morning dew on them, they are exquisite.

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