It's been really beautiful the last couple of days but we're set for a change tomorrow - rain, rain and more rain lol. I have been out enjoying the (cold) sunshine. Today while I was out walking the birds were singing in the trees. I think I need to get some sort of bird call CD so I can tell what they all are. At one point I looked up and saw wood ducks up in the trees.
It's Springtime and must be making season. They apparently nest up in the trees. It's definitely a little strange to see. They are so very colourful too. When they are in the water they seem really jumpy and swim away if you go near them. I managed to sneak a little closer to get this photo. They are really up quite high and far from the water. The babies leave the nest for the water after about twenty-four hours of hatching. Quite amazing really.
I have actually got a couple of things sorted this week. Nothing massive, but I'm taking steps forward which is a good thing! The stitching and knitting are coming along quite nicely too. I'll try to post a photo of the stitching tomorrow. I've really been enjoying doing it now that the light is a lot better. I've been re-watching The Brokenwood Mysteries while stitching. I really like the show. It's quite an easy watch. Husband and I were looking for something new to watch this week and came across Secret City an Australian thriller/mystery. It took about an episode and a half to get into, but I really like it. It's quite exciting! Anybody have any shows to recommend? We don't watch a lot of our actual tv (going to give it up pretty soon) but instead Netflix, Britbox and Acorn (got to have some of my English shows to watch lol).
Oh I did manage to get a Mother's Day card out to Mum as well as ordered her a W.H.Smith GC to be sent to her place. I hope it works out okay as I've never ordered from them before. She enjoys reading and usually buys their books when they have their half off special if it catches her eye. It's not Mother's Day here in US until May - I usually send her a card then too I know the clocks go forward in England this weekend too - it will be good to get back on our 'normal' schedule (US clocks went forward a few weeks ago). We have a set time I ring and Skype her and it's all been a little funky the last few weeks!
Hope everyone is having a good week!
That's a lovely photo of the wood duck up in the tree! I've seen a video of the baby ducklings leaping off the nest to the ground! Sounds like you are having a good week! Glad you got a few walks in before the rains come down!ReplyDelete
Thanks! It only rained a little today and then turned out quite niceDelete
A great photo, What an amazing thing to see the babies leaping from a nest. Have a good week.ReplyDelete
I've just discovered The Brokenwood Mysteries, a lovely gently humour in each episode. I don't have anything else to recommend, although sometimes I watch the Murdoch Mysteries.ReplyDelete
It's a really good show.Delete
That is a good picture of the duck in the tree! I've never seen that! The birds here have been "busy" too (wink,wink). The Kestrels are back we have a special nest on our barn for them. Our local bird watching group put that up years ago and we have had a mating pair each year since. Hatching out their eggs and teaching their fledglings how to hunt. Unfortunately, some of my chicks have been their supper. Circle of life I guess.ReplyDelete
I'd love to see the Kestrels. Not nice about the chicks but as you say it's the circle of life.Delete
If the EU have their way we won't be changing the clocks at all after 2021. If they do it so that it means permanent long light nights I shan't be very pleased as I love the early dark nights in the Winter.ReplyDelete
What a lovely bird in your photograph.
I'm not sure I like the change or not lol. That first day is always toughDelete
Wonderful picture. I remember reading a story about wood ducks to my children years ago. The thought of the ducklings leaping all that way to the water is amazing.ReplyDelete
It's strange how they do that - really brave too as they are so young.Delete