Winged wonders to spot this September

As the morning’s take longer to lighten and the evenings draw to a close just as fast, it’s important to know what you’re looking for with the few daylight hours we have at this time of year.

Join me as we take a look at five winged animals you can spot in the UK this month:

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Everything changes

I don’t know if others find the same thing where they live, but people seem to be a lot happier when the sun’s out… especially in London! Maybe because we don’t get to see it very often and we’ve just had winter (and very little snow), but wandering around a sunny capital during your lunch break is a glorious experience…

Designed by myself
Designed by myself

Turn, turn, turn

#98: For many of us, winter is blooming into spring, or fall hardening into winter. Which season do you most look forward to?

I enjoy the transition between winter and spring the most. My reasoning for this is during this time period it starts to get a little warmer, which for me is a big deal, as I feel the cold something rotten. For example, during winter I’d sit at my desk with umpteen layers on (including the thermal layers I was given for my press trip to Iceland!) and still be cold. Obviously, it doesn’t help that my Editor likes to have the big window open, but all the same, when it’s cold… i’m freezing! I always say that my internal central heating system is broken… which it kind of is as I’ve gone through all of the tests possible but there is nothing medically wrong with me. However, back to topic! This is also the time of year where you can still wrap up in your snuggly coat without fear of being rained on, and be able to enjoy the glorious sunshine too! It’s a win win situation really…

Through the window

#29: Go to the nearest window. Look out for a full minute. Write about what you saw.

Well, the first part of this prompt was an easy one as I sit next to one of the three windows in this room! The writing about what I saw part, is not so interesting. As I described in my post titled Clean Slate on day 13 of this challenge, what I see out of this window is very … how do I put this .. static! Now that we have entered the winter months, hardly anyone dares to venture outside to the courtyard area. So, with that in mind, the most exciting things I could see during my minute looking out of the window included, a chef in his chef whites, going back into the adjoining kitchen downstairs; people wandering around in the office opposite ours (remember the Hula Hoop shaping of the building) looking rather stressed out; and a warning cone, which warns people to be careful as the surface may be slippery, being blown across the courtyard by the strong wind! As I warned, not very exciting …

P.s. sorry for the 2/3 hour delay with this post – I’ve been in meetings for most of the day and have only just gotten back to my desk!