Striking gold

Guest blogger Conor Mark Jameson finds something unexpected outside his window… I’m glad that others can vouch for what follows, otherwise I wouldn’t expect you to believe it. I’d even have doubts myself. I found a golden oriole. Now, that would be unexpected enough, but consider this: it was here in my Bedfordshire village, it was drizzling steadily (Jubilee Sunday – ask the Queen), it was very early, and I was in my bed. The bird was calling from the willow opposite the house. Was I half-asleep, in the optimistic inter-phase between… Read More