Monday, August 27, 2012
From my bedroom window
The walnut tree to the right was recently pruned and a couple of days later the wren birds came to visit. Probably 30 or more resting on the trees or hopping to the ground for food. They could obviously see items of interest that I could not.
Sometimes the fantails will fly over the embankment and appear to be sailing on the wind as they chase insects that are tempting them in the air ways.
There are walking paths on both sides of the river and I often see walkers and/or cyclists making use of facilities to exercise along the river setting. A great place for exercising dogs as well and is used as daily routine by some dog owners.
Other days it is not uncommon to see splashes in the river as fish rise to the surface and splash around before disappearing again. Bird life abounds as well with a variety of ducks, geese and swans taking their turn in the river from time to time or flying overhead.
Most days the local kayaking business brings a group of would be kayakers to the river to try their hand at the sport. They come all weathers and provide more interest for us above.
I am glad not to be confined to my bedroom but if I was it is nice to know that there is a range of activities that can be observed from my bedroom window.