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  • I was sitting at my computer, working, when I heard a weird sound. I didn’t recognise it at first but then to my surprise, I did. It can’t be?! But when looked out of the window there they were – storks.

    Not that they are a rarity or anything. They are literally everywhere but we have dogs and they never come so close to the house. I ran to get my camera but of course – it was nowhere to be found. It is the same with pens – there is never one when you need it.

    So I took a picture with my mobile. Sorry, it is not very good but this picture just had to be taken. If you look closely you can see two storks on the roof of the small summer house (soon to be repaired and rebuilt having lost a roof last December in a storm).

    Next I phoned my son asking if he was planning of getting married and having children in the next few months. Why else would we have storks everywhere? He thought I was nuts. Well, being normal is highly overrated anyway.

    Hitchcock’s ’The Birds’ has been going on behind my house this past week – crows and ravens fly in flocks and park themselves everywhere. The sound they make is exactly the one we remember from the film. Weird and spooky!

    But storks are nice. I wish they would build a nest near our house but we don’t have anything as high as they like. My son said he would think of something. Maybe they will come then, next spring.

    (Photo: taken through a net. I couldn't remove it or the birds would have flown away. Sorry about that.)
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