I have my baby home with me again!! I am complete once more.
After-work, Garden Centre, snack and chat catch up!
The Swan and Wildlife Trust released 3 sets of Swans yesterday! On my way home from work today I watched these loved-up guys for a good while and was pretty chuffed with the cliche 'heart shape' photo.
The telegraph wires definitely ruin this, but when I edited them out it looked weird too. Just a quick snap of view on my way to job 3 while the sun shone!
This little dude broke my heart. I swear I have like 'hurt animal radar' or something. I saw him kind of hunched sitting on the floor, not standing on his feet, full of like laying on the path. When I see birds like that I always slowly approach in the hopes that they were just resting and will fly away...but I noticed he was badly hurt. You might be able to tell that the side of his head facing the camera is missing an eye, his right foot was damaged and there were a few missing/ruffled feathers :( He struggled to stand a took a short wobbly fly up onto this little wall where he rubbed his poorly eye on the stone. There was no way I could get a hold of him or help him so I hope that he didn't suffer too much and is able to heal, or has a quick painless passing if he's a little old guy. So sad. Moments like this make me feel extremely guilty, but it's physically impossible to help every injured wild animal I find.
Mam and Dad mid-word/resting moody face from our lovely day with Baker in the super sunny garden <3
Two catch-ups in one week! Today Claire and I (the beaut from earlier in this post) took a boat trip on our river and slightly out to sea. These boat trips only started last year...I think...and have been a fantastic addition to our town. We didn't strike lucky with the weather and once we went out to sea we did get completely down poured on but it was still fantastic. Overall we saw a seal, mute swans, eider ducks, mallards, cormorants, herons, black-backed gull, herring gulls, terns, curlew, oystercatchers and gannets and cannot wait to go back in a few months time to hopefully, finally, get a sighting of the dolphins that visit us. The guy said that they usually have an 80% success rate of seeing dolphins between July and October, so here's hoping!! I'd love to see the otters again too to be fair.