Got caught out in the rain today on a walk to Rowhedge. It was lovely. A nice soft rain on the way there made carrying the rain jacket worth while. Went through passing heavy rain on the way back. Made it home before it started pouring and then watched two rainbows arch over campus from my kitchen window with a cup of tea and freshly baked zucchini bread listening to distant. Wonderful way to start the evening.
Saw plenty of birds today. Lots of black headed gulls, a handful of oyster catchers, swans, ducks, canada geese, little yellow birds that I think were yellowhammers, collared doves, wood pigeons, a pied wagtail, swallows, a possible shell duck?, a greylag goose family and friends, and a skylark flapping its wings and hovering over a field.
I think yesterday I saw a reed warbler; a soft tan colored little creature hanging on a reed. It looked like a nightingale--same color scheme--but tiny and descending a reed.