Friday 11 March 2011

A Warbler

The end of a more than usually hellacious working week at NigeCorp - but this morning's walk to the station was enlivened by what I'm pretty darned sure was a Willow Warbler. Sitting on a branch it was, not far above my head, warbling lustily - the song has a distinctive dying fall, as if it's run out of inspiration - with its beak wide open and its tail jerking up and down, automaton-wise, with the effort. A heart-lifting surprise, and a cheering sign that summer is on its way. And there is more blossom every day, and the first magnolias just coming into flower...

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