I've been working on my new book, finishing off my portfolio for college, working hard on my sanctuary and the hospital / aviary build. Things get busy but busy is good.
Spring is a pretty busy time for birds too.
It's baby bird time so we get a lot of calls about babies found on the floor. Usually they are just learning to fly so can be left where they are - if they are in danger, normally from cats, then they do need to be watched or moved. I had two tiny baby collared doves brought in (affectionately named The Piggles) because someone had chopped a tree down where they were nesting. This is actually illegal but few people get reported for it. The Piggles unfortunately didn't make it without their Mum. I have another baby collared dove and a baby woodpigeon at the moment. Baby birds are adorable but I'd prefer not to get them - I'd love them all to stay safe until they're ready to fly the nest.
Wilfred (my racing pigeon) has a girlfriend. I was called to collect Shadow almost a month ago from a residential care home in Bolton. She's a fancy pigeon with clipped wings and I'm trying to locate the owner. In the meantime Wilfred has developed a huge crush and they spend most of their days sat together on my picture rail preening each other. If her owner does turn up I'm going to have one love sick pigeon.
On Sunday I have my first craft fair at Lowton Town Hall to raise money for the sanctuary. If anyone is in the area then feel free to pop by. We've been working really hard on designs and crafts so there will be some awesome stuff for sale.
The edits are going slowly. I'm working on characters at the moment and actually enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. The problem is that I'm very musically motivated so if I find a new album or even song that seems to inspire my characters then I get stuck playing it for weeks until I begin to hate the sound.
Editing is starting to become something less dreaded and more respected now.