Yesterday morning, I briefly woke up at 4am to the distant song of a Song Thrush, but it kindly didn't keep me awake. In the morning I saw or heard 17 bird species from my bedroom, including fledgling Blackbirds, Long-tailed Tits, Robins and Blue Tits. There was also a Bullfinch and a Skylark singing, and a Lesser Black-backed Gull sauntered low over the garden. I then went horse-riding, which I do on a fortnightly basis - there's always a good selection of wildlife at the stables, and as I was walking up yesterday morning there were Wrens belting their songs out, and Goldfinches twinkling in the trees above. As I was tacking up I noticed a couple of Swallow's nests in one stable, and took a moment to stand and watch as the adults zoomed past my head with a bill full of food. And as I was leaving, a Kestrel hovered over the field, the first I've seen there for a while.
I'm Sorrel, a young birder and wildlife artist based in the East Midlands - this is my blog all about my birding and wildlife adventures.