Lockdown, inevitably, has lots of domestic days. I’m not generally too bothered about the lack of social contact… we are lucky to have each other and technology takes care of keeping in touch with family and friends. Yes, I miss being able to sit for a couple of hours in a bird hide overlooking the comings and goings on a scrape. I miss planning an overseas adventure… we are all praying that the tiny light at the end of the tunnel – a vaccine – is shining a bit brighter than it was, until that day there is no possibility of exotic birds in far off places. Apart from that the only other thing I really miss is eating out. I’m not pining for haute cuisine, just the chance of a pub lunch or a ‘full English’ in one of the many eateries within a stones throw overlooking the sea.
So apart from the coalface (well computer), cooking and cleaning are the daily norm, a domestic routine, not too onerous, but definitely tiresome. Meanwhile I can process a few more pictures. This one never made it into National Tree Week as I am still not 100% sure of ID.
Dark Leaf Willow Salix myrsinifolia
Here’s another of my numerous crappy attempts at bird photography with an iPhone… yet another one that wouldn’t sit still while I faffed about!
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica