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This morning, on my way to work via the polling station, I saw a herring gull catch a pigeon and savagely execute it. As I watched it stripping off the features, I couldn't help thinking of it as a rather appropriate omen...
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What could be more charming than Austrian alpacas with summer haircuts? Nothing, that's what.
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Today's catelogue of ornithological encounters:

  • Pigeons, both feral and wood; because they're everywhere
  • Herring gulls, including one eating a packet of Roquefort!
  • Crows
  • Wagtails
  • Moorhens
  • Blue tits
  • Blackbirds
  • Chaffinches; the males were particularly striking
  • House martins

Plus various other species I spotted whilst out cycling, but passed to quickly to identify, and I'm still not quite sure whether the birds down by the river are swallows or martins...

ETA: They're swallows. One zipped around me while I was out cycling, giving me a good view of it's white underside and it's solidly dark upper, confirming that it definitely wasn't a martin.

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Overnight, the house martins have returned. Yesterday, there were none; today, they were legion, insouciantly rebuilding their nests and zipping showily past my office window. A sure sign that summer is on its way.

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