Every morning, when I’m driving the kids to school, we see a flock of birds wheeling around in the sky just above the spot where we park the car.
On sunny mornings, which is more often that not, the sun catches the underside of their wings, which glow rosy with the early sun.
It is such a beautiful sight to make your heart lift, even when you’re grumpy because one or both of the kids wouldn’t get up/get dressed/eat their breakfast/get in the car etc.
I’ve been meaning to take some photos of them – proper ones, with my good camera – for ages, but this morning after I was walking back to the car, I thought, “Sod it”, as you do, and stood there looking like an eejit, snapping away with my mobile phone.
The other parents who passed me, on the way back from school as well, looked at me as if I was barking mad. But then, I’m used to that around here.
The birds come round plenty of times, so I had ample opportunity, but still the photos didn’t come out brilliantly. However they should give you some idea of this wonderful vision.
I don’t know what kind of birds they are, or why they fly like this – looking for food or water, perhaps – but I love seeing them. They’re a good start to the day. What sights make you happy in the morning?