I've been away for twenty years. That's my excuse anyway
I miss the UK's songbirds. The birds here in Oz mostly think they're flying dinosaurs that make screeching or squawking sounds. A few do have 'songs' though.
The one that makes me feel most homesick is the skylark, but almost every British bird song takes me back to lovely memories, especially of my childhood, growing up on a vast country estate that I had the freedom to roam (my father was the Head Forester). I used to own a set of British bird song records made by the BBC (I think). Long gone now . I still have my battered and beaten copy of the excellent Readers Digest 'Book of British Birds' with gorgeous illustrations.
When I hear a skylark, I am lying in a grass meadow, watching them sing as they climb higher and higher, then falling back to earth again.
When I hear a Robin, I'm digging my veggie garden accompanied by a friendly Robin whose job was to sit on my spade and swoop on any grubs I uncovered.
When I hear a Chiff Chaff, I'm walking through a pine plantation on Capesthorne Estate, where my father worked, on my way to fish on the 'floating island' at Redesmere. Their incessant call would drive my father to distraction
Sorry, enough old fart reminiscing. You may go back to discussing one of Canon's best lenses!
I can relate to all of that. Just don't get me started on all the changes I have seen since I was young - and I haven't even emigrated from the UK!