A stern tête-à-tête with the resident Heron……..

Duckling time is such a glorious time – it feels like it’s heralding the start of something new, of giving hope and boy do we need hope at the moment!. However, it also means the annual visit by the Heron will start again 🙈….as the sun gets warmer, the fish in the village pond start to come to the surface, providing it with its lunch 🙄…..what I do take umbridge to it’s its liking for ducklings when the fish don’t surface 😳…..

Anyway, after my marathon trundle the day before which I told you about last week, I decided it would be a one trundle day and I’d remain in the village. 

I decided to go out at lunchtime as another resident had posted on Facebook how the Heron was there and me and him needed to have a chat……😂

As the pond came into view, so did the Heron

Such beautiful elegant creatures, yet with murder in mind…..

As he saw me approaching he flew off to the other end trying to avoid our conversation…

I was pleased to see a new brood of ducklings and was aghast to count 11 this time 😳….

The heron opened its wings as if to fly again

But then changed its mind and paddled it’s long legs elegantly across to the rear of the pond

I gave him a hard stare, then told him to keep to the fish stocks and leave the ducklings alone otherwise I’d take his bad side next time I saw him

I’ve lost count of the number of families we have now….🤔….think its 3, maybe 4 with the Moorhens….

I told the Heron, I’d be back at the end of my trundle to do a duckling count and went off towards the back lane.

As I glanced up at the sky, I could see Red Kites hovering high. It was difficult to get a clear shot but this was my best offering – such majestic creatures

Along the long lane and the birds were singing happily and a Robin, bade me good afternoon

The village is so colourful with spring wonders round every corner

Back through the churchyard and a squirrel froze thinking I wouldn’t see it against the tree trunk

Back to the pond and the heron had flown, hopefully having taken head of my warning. I counted the ducklings as best I could……

Yes, all present and correct as I trundled back home, the sound of children leaving school and excited voices relaying the tales of the day……..

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

11 thoughts on “A stern tête-à-tête with the resident Heron……..

  1. Thankyou for letting us join you on your village trundle. That heron better heed your words! The family of duckling are gorgeous. Yet again you have taken some brilliant photos of nature and given us a lovely narrative. Mixed dementia may have taken parts of mum’s memories but her conversations come alive when we share your photos, thank you so much for that Wendy 😊🤗xxx

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  2. But the heron is only doing what comes naturally! I love that you gave him/her a good talking to, though, and hope your words will be obeyed! So often your stories make me laugh out loud, you have a great sense of humour, Wendy!

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  3. Ha ha ! So funny Wendy… I’d love to be a fly on the wall when you give that heron a talking to!
    Gorgeous pictures once again. Thank heavens for the natural world..it brings us consolation and joy, whatever else is going on in our lives! Lovely of you to share all this with us. Keep talking to that heron!
    Carol

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  4. Just finishing your book Wendy. It is written so well. Your persistence in finding alternative solutions is inspiring. I wish you all the best.

    Aloha from Kauai

    Ellie

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