Avian Meditation

I’ve never been able to meditate. I’ve tried it before, frustrated and envious of those people who can sit still and completely disengage from the distractions around them. For a start, I can’t even sit up straight without getting uncomfortable. I know you can meditate lying down, but then I just fall asleep. If I […]

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A Birdwatching First!

In the space of a couple of days I have glimpsed two sightings of my first Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus). At first I didn’t know what the bird was as it swooped over fields, but what caught my eye were the peculiar shaped wings, similar to tennis rackets with their rounded edges. I noted a flash […]

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