It was March and I rose before dawn, wrapped up very warm, opened the conservatory doors and listened to the birds.  
As they sang, I made marks on paper every ten minutes and from them painted  the finished watercolours

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First Call

The birds wake up with gentle twittering

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Morning Flight

Each bird has a different colour

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Moonset Sunrise

It was full moon so as dawn broke the moon was disappearing over Win Hill

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Church Bells at 7

Our clock bells are powered by an automatic striker which is off between 10 am and 7 pm so it was quite a shock when 7 chimed across the bird song. Count the chimes.

Jenny Mather    Blackberry Barn Studio, Main Road, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0AY
01433 651795     jenny@jennymather.co.uk