Birdwatching

A mesmerising fluid cloud murmuration of starlings, an ethereal performance at
  deepening twilight,
increased safety in numbers, seeking a sheltered roost for the approaching cool
   ebony velvet night,
the distant sound of calling pink footed geese heading inland as they fly in a 
  vacillating elongated V overhead,
the loud territorial booming call of a camouflaged rare bitten echoes from a 
  marshland reed bed.

The extensive array of disparate wet and dry habitats and wide windswept beach 
at Titchwell’s RSPB coastal reserve,
a comprehensive salt and freshwater wetland designed to suit the differing needs
 of the birds and wildlife it serves,
the marsh harriers’s springtime elaborate tumbling courtship switchback display,
 avian acrobatics so high,
gently alighting on the luxurious mauve carpet of flowering sea lavender, the vivid
   tortoiseshell butterfly.

 Smooth dark silted water is embellished with concentric ripples created by singular
  crystal droplets of rain,
the lonely transient call of the speckled curlew with a characteristic curved beak
 echoes along a deserted beach plain,
 a prodigious flock of calling and squeaking geese leave overnight roosts as one to
  feed at first light,
the muted rhythmical whisper of their hollow wing feathers flapping overhead silently
 conveys their flight.

Vocal young house martins looking out of a rebuilt mud nest calling for parents,
 an annual delight,
quickly learning to fly on unsteady wings, only a few short weeks later to leave on
  a mammoth inaugural flight,  
 a kaleidoscopic range of native and migrant birds species, colours and songs, 
 changing with each season of the year,
the joy of birdwatching is becoming part of the surrounding landscape, 
with wildlife and birds so near .

Happy Birthday Matt love from Zara

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