|Male Blackbird - a splendid songster we take for granted|
Well we failed with the owls but discovered something else. Rob has been hard of hearing for some time but has just taken delivery of a spanking new hearing aid. As we walked he kept getting excited about the cacophony of bird song. "Just listen to those Blackbirds" he kept saying. I then realised that Rob had been unable to hear what we all take for granted for some time. It was a marvellous experience to share with him the songs of those wonderful Blackbirds, Song Thrushes, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap. Sadly I never got him on to a reeling Grasshopper Warbler but the smile on his face and the general excitement of his rediscovery made me very happy.