Today, the 20th of December, finally got a hour or two to myself. Being a glorious morning, donned boots and a cap and headed to my plot.
Well the reward was tremendous. Digging up some leeks, I was surrounded by a flock of goldfinches. The proper term for a flock of goldfinches is – a Charm of Goldfinch. What a expression for sheer joy that is! I counted eleven, but could well be guilty of miscounting.
Just enjoy these magnificent little birds, in sharing – what our allotments are all about – the fruit and vegetables, birds, mammals and all nature.
with thanks to Bill Young