Thursday, 8 December 2016

No 8

By Neil

I suppose I think about birds as creatures of the countryside, most at home in the most rural of settings. But the world’s cities are home to a surprisingly large population of feathered creatures and London is no exception.  It seems some of our winged friends have embraced the urban and their chorus has become a key harmonious strand in our urban soundscape. I was thinking about the way the city changes the kinds of homes or shelters in which we dwell. How our homes are pressed up against each other when space is limited, sided by side, above and below. And so I thought about a high-rise bird box. A place for birds of a city, where nest is nestled against nest and where a bit of nesting can turn a place of shelter into a place that feels like home. 

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