This is probably the last post on our London trip since I think I have exhausted my thoughts on subject. But probably not.
I have enjoyed extending them because I think we take trips and they fade into our memories. The continued blogging has helped to keep the memories alive longer
But there is one aspect I never did bring up in the other posts.
And not small planes.
I’m somewhat use to mid-sized Boeing 737’s flying over occasionally while birding in the Indianapolis area.
In London it was Boeing 747’s or 777’s every 60 seconds. Not small planes and low on their approach to Heathrow.
It was bad at Hyde Park but with the London Wetlands Centre farther west and closer to Heathrow it was annoying.
Other birders didn’t notice and when I mentioned it they said you get used to it.
Since I haven’t got used to the sporadic flyover of the smaller 737 in Indiana I don’t think this is something I would ever get used to.
In Illinois we lived on the approach to O’Hare but we were still 100 miles out. Which meant the planes were high but not 35,000 feet high. You could still hear them and they would distract from hearing bird calls.
That is why I bird Atterbury and Johnson County Park. The occasional train or military helicopter is all you hear.
Atterbury and Johnson County Park are not as quiet as Western Colorado but quieter than urban Indianapolis. And much quieter than London.