This is just a quick birthday post before I eat my way through a special tea.
Yesterday, the last bird I saw as an 11 year old was a beautiful little Blue Tit getting blown about in the storm.
This morning, the first birds I saw were a group of Magpies screeching to me from our Hawthorn tree. And then my 10,000 Starlings did their morning fly by which was as amazing as ever to watch. I am sure they made a 12 shape murmuration for me.
I have had some amazing presents. My best friend Sam has adopted a hedgehog for me and I got the BTO Field Guide to Monitoring Nests and a new camera trap for the garden. It's a good job it wasn't my birthday yesterday as I don't think I would have got chance to blow my candles out!
Amazing day. We are going to do a walk with everyone again soon, but when the weather gets a bit better and things dry up a bit. I hope you are all okay after all the storms.