Glorious blue sky’s and a lovely warm summer’s day . The perfect backdrop to possibly the last Wildlife Wednesday from my temporary lockdown hide. My exile from reality will come to an end next week , It’s back to the office and the 9 to 5 fo me from the 1st July. This also means that twelve weeks of isolation is over , and a slow return to nearly normal life can start , including the ability to widen my wildlife horizons once more .
Twelve weeks is a long time , normal life , work , travel , social life all curtailed . Like so many others a camera , garden and the visiting wildlife has been a real saviour. It’s always been an important part of my life however the last few weeks have really reinforced just how much I need that connection with the natural world that’s all around us. The natural world isn’t just a resource for us to use and abuse it’s also a vital resource to escape into, to recharge the mind body and soul.
Anyway time to get off the soapbox and back to the wildlife , and a brief roll call on this warm sunny summers day. The mammals are represented by a couple of Grey Squirrels , a Fox and Bud the Hedgehog. Feathered visitors , in no particular order , Starlings, Blackbird , Collared Dove , Wood Pigeon and Blue tit. The temperature has had an effect on visitor numbers, even Bud has made an appearance in the door of the Hibernation Arms.