Over the last few days birds have been coming up close - real close! Here's a brave little soul that demanded a share of my bacon ciabatta when I was having breakfast with Calamity Jane outside a cafe in Charlestown yesterday. She, for I know enough about ornithology to identify her as a girlie sparrow, was not the only one. A blackbird and a robin too approached within arm's length. 'Hello Esther.' I said to acknowledge the latter. For I've written before that it's believed that our red breasted friends may be a sign that those who have passed stay with you.
And that's not all. Before I go for my run I warm up with a walk around the playing field adjacent to my home. There, diving swallows swooped, presumably catching insects, within inches of my feet! What a wonderful and unexpected communion with nature first thing in the morning!