I can't sleep. It's nothing to do with work, broken friendships, the news or what shall I have for breakfast. None of these keep me awake at the moment. I'm out like a light these days and sleep like a baby. Until about 5.30am that is.
At around 5.30, this chap is up and at it on my neighbours roof, the apex of which is directly opposite my landing window, and only about 15 feet from the bedroom.. Off he goes and continues for about 2 to 3 hours without let up, unless another male Blackbird hovers into view. At that point the singing stops, a bit of chase this blighter off takes place, then back to his perch to resume his happy song.
I love blackbird song, and even if every day he wakes me up earlier than I need to get up, it's a glorious start to the day. The 30 second video below was made on Sunday. Video quality is awful as it was still dark, but it's the song I wanted to record.
Time for breakfast now and a read of some papers in preparation for a Trustee meeting on Thursday.