Go out and experience the wild unpredictable magic of nature.
This evening I was out with my camera to catch some photographs of plants and animals in nature. Perhaps it was the garlic I had eaten against the mosquitoes, as rabbits, foxes, Stag Beetles, bats, hedgehogs, even a cat, ran away before I could get a decent photo. I shot good photographs of flowers, who at least are one life form that has no legs.
On other days when I have no camera, nature will show its elusive magic. Blackbirds have grown bold now they have young to feed, so I am an arm’s length from them and they won’t flee Working as a team a male blackbird and its mate dive bombed a cat, sending it fleeing. I applauded at the incredible sight of a humiliated cat chased away by the parent blackbirds defending their nest. In Brightlingsea, near Colchester, a blackbird flew out of a flowering bush next to the front door of a house I was visiting, in this bush at shoulder height was a nest with four hungry chicks in; I could have reached out and touched them; I wished I had my camera. On the same day was a duck standing on one leg on a roof top apparently conversing with three young crows.
Since the spring animals have been fighting over territory and mates. Two sparrows were fighting in front of me recently. One sparrow drove another to the ground with its beak clamped to the other’s throat. It was a vicious fight, with the sparrow breaking free with the other in hot pursuit. Animals being opportunists are happy to use human structures to nest in, and thus above me in St Osyth, was two huge fluffy seagull chicks looking down on me from a chimney with a parent sending warning cries in my direction. There was no sign of a nest, but the seagull had apparently laid two eggs on a precarious chimney pot and successfully raised young without them falling off. Nature is amazing.