Well we have just has to get used to the major changes to our lives. One little project is that we are trying to further develop an understanding of what is on our patch along the river. We have walked it quite a few times in the past but now it generally is constrained by walking from the house. So far we have seen a creditable 69 species of bird and 5 mammals. It is already becoming more difficult to add new ones but there are a small number of migrants due in the next week.
We also found a Long-tailed Tit building a nest. Perhaps of all the local birds their nest is the most beautiful. This bird (pictured) is bringing in a little piece of lichen which will finish the outside. The interior decoration will finish the job. Life renews constantly.