Tall Small and I spent a very lovely hour this afternoon engaged in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, which we're going to count towards her Brownie Wildlife Explorer badge. She had the binoculars out and the bird spotting book and coloured in her little counting squares with great enthusiasm.
My favourite part was the two minutes where we opened the windows to hear the birdsong as well as watching the birds - there's something shamefully decadent about sitting right next to a hot radiator with your head hanging out in the freezing cold air watching goldfinches and greenfinches fighting over the birdfeeder while a squirrel pinches all the robin food.
So I was telling her about how I have regularly seen two robins close together in our tiny garden this week, and also that we have a wren hiding in the honeysuckle, but did they show their beaky little faces? Not until five minutes AFTER we had stopped recording our counts. I swear they did it deliberately.
Anyway, that's what we did today - did you?