"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Thursday, July 22, 2010

And on the canal

I was in Chester on Tuesday for supervision. My supervisor's place of practice is right on the bank of the canal and she and other occupants of the block take a great interest in the local birdlife. Through the spring and summer, they have watched this family of swans.
Now the cygnets have become 'teenagers' but unfortunately, there were six and, over the last few weeks, this has reduced to three. It's hard to believe that foxes have taken them at the size they are now so that leaves the possibility of them being captured by human predators, to be eaten. Not a pleasant thought and we are hoping that the three remaining juveniles will survive to reach adulthood.

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