I certainly do

This afternoon, on leaving my corncrake chicks, I came upon six people wrapped up in sensible wind and rain proof clothing, and each had their own pair of binoculars. Bird watchers. But they were different to the norm. Three of them were women!
I stopped to chat with them and they asked me if I knew where corncrakes might be heard. I told them I certainly did. And I directed them right to one.. Service with a very enthusiastic smile. And six very happy customers.

My bird list for week commencing 17th June:
Blackbird, Black-tailed godwit (& juvenile), Buzzard, Collared dove, Coot, Corncrake, Crow, Cuckoo (heard), Heron, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Lapwing (& laplet), Little egret, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh harrier, Meadow pipit (& juvenile), Moorhen, Mute swan (& cygnet), Pied wagtail, Red kite, Redshank, Reedbunting, Rook, Sedge warbler (heard), Shoveler (& shovelings), Skylark, Snipe, Starling (& starlet), Swallow, Swift, Woodpigeon, Yellow wagtail,

This week’s flowers on the Nene Washes:
Buttercup, Cow parsley, Forget-me-not, Rape, Sorrel, Yellow iris, Yellow water-lilly.
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About Olivia N Masi

From art college drop-out, to office space-planner, to back-packer, to air stewardess, to brolly babe, to model agent, to wildlife conservationist. How? I've always believed in jumping at every opportunity that comes my way. This has taken me along some bizarre career paths. None of which I regret. I have been to amazing places and met fascinating people. And having worked in the motor sport industry I've sadly experienced too many beloved friends take one adrenalin step too many. I think of them always. I've hung out with pop-stars, sports personalities, and millionaires. I reached a point when nothing but VIP would do. And then something happened. My pops passed away and I felt the need to reconnect with my Italian side. Whilst in Italy, I learnt to be resourceful, to recycle everything, to listen to the valley, to grow my own veg, to catch and tame feral cats, and to follow my heart. My heart led me to a desire to save this beautiful Earth, and all the wonderful life upon it. And so I read, and then I studied with the Open University. I suddenly found myself accepted on a BSc in Wildlife Conservation, having left school with pitiful qualifications. So here I am. A qualified Wildlife Conservationist. A scientist I suppose. I love nothing more than to listen to birdsong, and watch, learn and photograph wildlife. So here is to me getting the perfect job where I can contribute to saving one of Earth's beautiful species. Do I miss the glamour of the old life? The VIP lifestyle? The petrol-head adrenalin? The buzz of being a successful business owner? Only occasionally. Though it seems more like the distant dreams of a previous life.
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