Time flies! It’s my anniversary, it’s a year since I started my blog. I’ve made lots of lovely friends and the time has flown by. Thank you!
My bipeds have always told me how important my socialisation is. This meant I was fairly sure they would be supportive and help me when I took the next logical step and wanted social media accounts of my own! I make sure they still take me out and about as much as possible in the real world though.
I showed you a photograph last week from a day out with my bipeds and asked you what you could see hiding in it. There were some very interesting suggestions! Here is the photograph again, with a ring round the creature I was talking about.
If you saw something somewhere else, it doesn’t mean you’re wrong – it means I haven’t seen it! Here’s an enlargement of the ringed part of the photograph. It gets a bit blurred.
I don’t think I’d know what type of bird is there, if I hadn’t watched a kestrel flying around us that day. There was open land nearby and he had been hovering for quite a long time, he was searching for his lunch! I thought it only fair that I find a better photograph. This is an adult male.
We often see large birds of prey when we are out walking. I enjoy watching hawks and eagles. It’s very amusing when my bipeds try to take photographs because when we get home and look at the pictures, we can usually only see dots in the sky!
We see a few types of vulture as well. Some live here all year round and some only spend the summer here and go back to Africa for the winter. They look absolutely stunning in flight, they hardly seem to move a feather. But they are not quite so elegant when they are on the ground squabbling over whatever they have found. My bipeds have never allowed me to go and see if I can help!
A pair of Red Kites nest not far from where we live. We can watch them gliding above our garden. They hardly move their wings, they steer by changing the angle of their tail. Sometimes they fly across the garden almost low enough to touch – I think they’re curious about us!
The wildlife here is fascinating, there are so many creatures that are new to us to see – and smell.
See you next Wednesday!