I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure


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A bittern hides in the reeds

Recently I went to the RSPB’s Minsmere reserve on the Suffolk coast and spent a few happy hours observing the wide range of birds that were either resident there, or passing visitors.  Those of us who happened to be in the right place at the right time were the envy of the other visitors when we saw (and heard) a bittern.

“A thickset heron with all-over bright, pale, buffy-brown plumage covered with dark streaks and bars. It flies on broad, rounded, bowed wings. A secretive bird, very difficult to see, as it moves silently through reeds at water’s edge, looking for fish. The males make a remarkable far-carrying, booming sound in spring. Its dependence on reedbeds and very small population make it an Amber List species.”  (From the RSPB website)

Oh look! His head is peeping out from the reeds!

We can see a bit more now.

Patience is rewarded as he breaks cover for a short while.

I’m linking this post with Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.


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Same game but slightly different rules

I’ve been taking part in Six Word Saturday for a few years.  Originally the challenge was to describe your life in the previous week using only six words.  The game now has a new host, Debbie at Travel With Intent, and the key rule has changed slightly.  Instead of having the six words as the post itself, we are invited to make the title of the post six words.  It’s amazing how that small alteration, after years of doing it the same way, is making my brain have to work a lot harder!

To soothe my poor grey cells  – I’m going to look at one of my favourite Snoopy pictures.

Posted as part of SixWordSaturday


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reading

I AM ENJOYING READING THIS BOOK

Hunger Games

I think I am quite late to the party as far as The Hunger Games is concerned, having not seen any of the films or read the books until now.  I am about half way through this first volume of the trilogy and am really enjoying it – the concept is completely different, which is always exciting.

Are you reading anything interesting at the moment?

To read more sets of six words for a Saturday head over to Cate at Show My Face.