Wren's Roundabout, Wakefield
A PAIR of Goldfinches perches in our greening Hawthorn hedge.
A Heron flying over the meadow is chased by the four Fantails which, like fighters engaging a bomber, swoop down from above and behind, then trail it. Out-manoeuvered, it is forced to circle around three times before it heads off over the wood.
Over Thornes Park a Sparrowhawk circles to gain height.
A Wren sings loudly from a traffic roundabout no more than ten yards in diameter. Somewhere amongst the densely planted shrubs he has probably built a domed nest.
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