The male Shrike. Quite a noisy bird for being so small.
This could have been a really nice day if it wasn’t for the humidity. It is rather warm but there’s a cool breeze blowing but it isn’t enough I’m afraid. The only way to not be drenched by sweat is to sit absolutely still. I usually never mind that but it is a bit boring in the long run🙂 Thankfully I have a couple of good books to occupy my mind. Not even the dogs wants to move around especially much.
We found this nest with eggs on our walk yesterday. It’s the nest of the Hazel Grouse. Well we found the hen to but she prefered not to be photographed.
It must have rained during the night too because the trees that looked to be at the end of what they managed looks much better today. It’s strange really, it doesn’t matter how much one waters plants they still always look so much healthier when the rain has fallen. I don’t know how they can feel the difference but they do.
I drove to Falköping this morning to buy food but I also went to a lumberyard. Well it isn’t a lumberyard really, more a store where I can buy planks and boards when i want to build something. They also have all things needed when building something like ladders. My ladder is too short when I want to reach anywhere so today I bought one that can be extended up to 6,2 meters (6,8 yards) and i think that my cottage is slightly lower than that. It will be so much easier to paint the higher walls next time I need to.
I might go there tomorrow as well after I’ve been to a doctor’s appointment. I go to my doctor once every year after my hip surgeries. It should have been less than that but they discovered I have slightly higher levels of metal ions in my blood since some of these hip implants are defective. These ions can if becoming too much destroy both the bones and muscles in my leg. So far my levels are very low and nothing to worry about but they want to check me every year so it doesn’t change. I really have no wish of going through another surgery, not because it hurts or that I can’t drive for a month but I do have four dogs and two cats that someone needs to care for while I’m gone.
The female Shrike. It could be one of their young ones too but I think this is the mother.
Sune is outside watching a tractor that collects those big silage balls on the field. He’s fascinated by any machine and the more noise they make the more he wants to go close to them🙂 If he had been a boy he should most likely have asked if he could help driving that tractor🙂
Lots of wheel-shaped webs in the field today, in fact I think there’s only wheel shaped ones there.
It’s time to go back to my book and I think I’ll bring a cup of tea.
Have a great day!