I was on night shift last night and at this time of year it's quite nice. To see the dawn creeping in from the east and gradually lighting up the day is a very special time. I have noticed that the birds begin to sing about 4a.m. but by 5a.m. they seem to go quiet for a while and then have another burst later. I could hear a fox barking and wood pigeons cooing, blackbirds and Robins singing. A yellow brimstone moth had found it's way into the office and kept us company next to the lamp all night...I left him in the tender care of the day staff when I left. Unfortunatly by 05.30 the humans are beginning to get up and the roads are busier with cars and early workers on their way to work and then the special part of the morning seems to have gone. Never mind....there's always tomorrow!
Sometimes on the way home after night shift I stop by the harbours edge in the photo and chill out a bit before I go home, it's a lovely spot and lots of seabirds to be seen. I recently saw some Turnstones, what pretty little birds they are.