What is Black and White, should live at the seaside and makes too much noise?
Did you guess? it is an Oystercatcher!
Oystercatchers are seashore birds who feed with the tides. However they come inland to breed and for some reason they love the area where I live. I love seeing them flying around and even on the ground in the fields where they make their nests BUT they create a problem. Someone has forgotten to educate Oystercatchers that our farm fields are not tidal and so they get up to feed in the middle of the night and they do not do it quietly!! Their noise which is so relaxing at the beach drives me insane here at home and I always know when we are heading into spring as they arrive – the first Oystercatcher arrived today! He/She did a lap of victory around the house overhead in the bright blue sky squawking at us.
Something else returned last night … well it didn’t return because it hasn’t been gone – just hiding.
So what else happened today? I did some applications, I walked the dogs but we just did a shortish lead walk, I got a big happy wave from Weather Guru, I followed up my complaint to the bank which is still only partly resolved and, rather curiously, Toxic has returned as his happy go lucky self … hmmm time will tell.
I am in better spirits than I was at this time last week, the fresh air and exercise has undoubtedly helped improve my sleep again and a thoughtful food gift from my Mum has made dietary matters a little less stressful. The bank has upheld my complaint (well one part of it) and taken steps to rectify it partially and the dogs have been calmer and happier with their daily exercise now Pup can manage a decent distance everyday. I still don’t feel any nearer to having an income again but who knows what is round the next corner?
I do know that as soon as the dryer finishes I will have warm cosy PJs to put on and snuggle into my preheated cosy bed …