Saturday, 4 May 2013

Tweet of the day

I don't tweet or twitter and probably never will.  I am resisting the obsessive iPhone culture like mad and I am perfectly happy with my pay-as-you-go mobile phone arrangement, but I digress, re tweeting and twittering I am content to leave this to the birds.  I just stood and listened to an ascending lark this morning.  It was bliss.  A simply summery sound, despite the extremely cold wind whipping across the fields on my early morning walk round the block.   I didn't take a photograph worth showing here but, just for the purpose of decoration, here is the same view from last week, on a much greyer day.
Watching that sky lark as it climbed higher and higher up into the blue above, and listening to it's glorious song, I remembered, with wonderful anticipation, that the BBC are starting a new, year-long, series on Radio 4 next Monday morning.  David Attenborough will be the first presenter to spend two minutes a day introducing us to the enormous range of British bird song and their calls. What an inspirational idea!  I was trying to decide, if it was me, which bird I would choose to start the series.  My guess is they may go with a nightingale, or maybe the cuckoo.  My choice would probably be my favourite bird which is the blackbird but we don't have long to wait to find out!

I have set my alarm already for 05.56 which gives me two minutes to mentally surface before the Tweet of the Day starts at 05.58 on Bank Holiday Monday morning.  I can't think of a better way to start the day! 

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