On Water xxxiii

humidity change

softens the blackbird’s sharp song

permeates morning


CLP 10/05/2021

Prunella modularis


Modest hedgerow shuffler

Sweet fluttering notes


n.b. The dunnock, also known as the hedge sparrow, is a rather dull creature until it opens its throat to sing. Better that way round I think. The RSPB website has a clip of the song. For me the song is the most beautiful morning wake up call, for which I am most grateful. https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/dunnock/

CLP 11/01/2019