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May 1st - Life's a little strange

Submitted by MPageRIBA on 1 May 2020

Hi, it is May the 1st and the Lockdown is still with us. The roads are so quiet, the birdsong seemingly louder or at least it is clearer Swallows have been seen singing their hearts out and Cuckoo's heard, not seen. But where are the nightingales? Most years I am able to go and search for their call either early in the morning or late in the evening, but not this year. The location where they are to be found is no longer in Mortimer, it is in Pingewood on the North side of the M4 amongst the wasteland of bramble. Perhaps if we all keep our ears open and are also very lucky they may return to us and be a positive of this time in our lives.