Short Days

Even with the return of sunlight today
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days are short.

So from dawn
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to moon-rise
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everyone has to keep busy.

The starlings take off at first light
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and fill the day with feeding
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and preening
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Smaller birds don’t have much time to pause
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from the full time job of eating… and avoid being eaten as when the Sparowhawk swooped through the feeders this lunchtime.

The ducks spend a lot of time trying to look beautiful
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and the neighbour’s sheep spend their time walking up and down the lane
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Bert spends quite a bit of time drooling
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for his dinner and also for Dinah next door, who is more interested in spending time making her bed
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(knowing that Bert has already done his duty)

Rose is not quite sure what time is
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It is well known that Wales tends to be short of rain but at long last the new pond is full
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and work starts on channeling overflow to the adjoining bog area

Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:
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