I’ve realised one of the most common phrases I use when by myself in the kitchen is ‘how sweet!’ Now, this isn’t because I’m cooking up sugary desserts (sorry), but rather because it’s the best place to view the garden and the bird feeders.
The coal tits flit to and fro from the seed feeder; the blackbird attempts to hang off the fat ball feeder – ‘how sweet!’ I say.
The great tits explore every nook and cranny of the garden with characteristic curiosity. A blue tit sits and preens itself quietly – ‘how sweet!’ I say.
The other day one of the goldfinches simply perched in one of the nearest bushes and trilled its little heart out.