Hi all my Friends at Minsmere,
Sorry I have not been seen on the Forum for Months, I had problems Signing in didn't like my password I got it sorted thanks Matt.
Even though I haven't been to Minsmere I have been doing a bit of bird watch out of my bedroom window. I think that there is a Dunnock that has made the bush just outside my bedroom window his home, he is always seen moving around inside the bush flipping from branch to branch. I have a large number of Blue Tits and a number of Great Tits too that come to the birdfeeder just outside my window. They all fly back and forwards to and from the Oak Tree and the is where they sit to eat the seed from the feeder.
I can not use my Binoculars because I have putted a Muscle in my Right Shoulder. So i haven't even been able to get out in the garden to have a look at my Pond for a month or two, I cannot lean on it to walk with my walking frame.
With this Lockdown I am feeling that I am pulling my out. the other lockdowns didn't bother me much but this one seems to be getting to me more but I'm trying to keep busy and looking forward to doing the Garden Bird Watch at the end of the month. I bet they within that hour it will be like the other year I don't see hardly anything in the garden.
hope you all stay safe and healthy then we will be all back at Minsmere very soon.
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Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
Sounds like a tough lockdown for you. The lighter nights are slowly returning - I note that this afternoon, it was still light (ish) at 4.20pm. The birds in your garden are obviously noticing the changes too - Spring is just around the corner. The Blue Tits and Great Tits are already looking quite smart as they have moulted and are now wearing their smart new plumage. Many that I have seen are now pairing up and exploring trees and hollows as they seek out nest sites. Another 5-6 weeks and the first Blackbirds will be nesting. That is how close we are. Minsmere I believe is underwater in certain areas - so a tough walk at the moment. Certainly a local walk I regularly make by the R. Orwell is tricky at best - there has been so much rain in recent days. I note that the winter geese are now gathering in larger flocks - getting ready for their return trip to Scandinavia/N. Europe and similarly, Wigeon are also busy feeding as they aim to build their weight/strength ready for their journey to their breeding grounds. Staying at home is the right thing to do of course. And when your shoulder mends - and Boris ends this lockdown - Minsmere will of course welcome us all back. Meanwhile, take care, enjoy the garden birds and stay safe.
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