Thursday 11th February 2021
Day 39 of Lockdown
Well that was a rubbish nights sleep…I have been wide awake since 3am. Things going around in my head so off into the craft room.
3 x paintings later and a little embroidery…oh and then I started a card.
Why does dementia hold on to the rubbish stuff…so it wizzes around in your head making you become anxious! It’s like being haunted by my own thoughts!
Anyway enough of bad things, let’s talk about the little Robin that I have met a couple of times on my walks around the nature reserve.
People have been asking about the ring on his leg…we to have also noticed that lots of the birds we see in Stanley Park and the Nature Reserve have rings on.
So that led me to investigate
Some birds are ringed by licensed ringers and on the ring there will be a series of 7 letters/digits which you can apparently report and get information on that particular bird.
I did have a look at the site https://bto.org/
which shows all the different rings they use and why.
The primary focus was to study bird movements, also used in population change.
It is a very interesting read.
So I have just spent I don’t know how long trying to make out the letters and digits on the Robins ring but I can only get 5, so won’t be able to trace him. I will be watching out for him next time I go to the nature reserve. I need to try and get a close up photo of the ring around his leg.
- I can then tell if it is the same Robin
- Where he is originally from
Who knew I could get so excited over a little bird…and it all started with a camera.
So after being slightly obsessed with this Robin…I have just noticed from inspecting last week’s photos and this weeks photos …He is the same Robin who has previously sat watching me!!
Wooo so happy right now!
I knew he was 😀
How do I know this you might ask.
I have just spent a full hour playing spot the difference, from previous photos
Photo below taken last week
Bob has a toe missing
Bellow photo from yesterday ❤️
Another beautiful bright sunny day here on the Fylde Coast.
I’m not taking the dogs for an early morning walk today, hubby is doing that job as I have the M&S shop and a card making zoom planned for this morning.
Shopping done and home by 9.15am …I don’t hang around in supermarkets.
10.55am join the zoom meeting all familiar faces this morning, we get started just after 11am with what I thought was an easy card fold, took a little bit more explaining this week than the last card fold.
Do you know what it might have taken a little longer, but every one managed a beautifull Easter Card by the end of the session.
Well done to everyone!
My brain is frazzled and I need to upload the session on to YouTube.
I am so glad I have everything prepared, it’s just a matter of pressing the upload button and I’m done.
All done, I can now go out for my walk.
Time to switch off and chill with the sounds of nature
It’s so exciting when you capture a new bird on camera, especially when you think you have missed it
A little Stonechat
This little Goldcrest blends into the tree. You can just see him on the bark of the tree
A different Robin today, they are such a friendly, cheeky little bird.
The large brown ducks are Gadwalls
Me and hubby had a lovely walk to pass the afternoon
Just wonderful seeing new things❤️