0826/24th March 2023 The day commenced every bit as blah as yesterday. A single White-crowned sparrow came to cheer me. It probably had not yet spotted His Nibbs lurking. This was just a transitory visit, after all. Nibbs is not on its radar. . Nibbs however was hardly a threat. The indoor gang were getting … Continue reading Silhouettes
1005/14th March 2023 When the man promises to get an item in the mail, he'll brave a blizzard to make it happen! The kettle had just come to a boil yesterday morning when the lights went off, back on, back off... and remained off for 9 hours. Given what was outside, we were not surprised. … Continue reading Snow day
0654/7th March 2023 The day was off to a good start yesterday. An appointment in Clifton Park was not until 11 am, so there was no need to rush about and there was time to look at email. Which was when things began to slide... . A message from a dear friend in England: "Sorry … Continue reading Stinkers?
0828/5th March 2023 Master Sparrow was vexed: "All these visitors and nowhere for them to perch!" . "Spikey-beaks are going to raid the feeders!" The Starlings waited till I came back in and then... . "Let's go get breakfast!" "Lunch and dinner..." . "Those chaps have no sense of decorum!" "Wow! I'll be back later!" … Continue reading Ambridge
0638/1st March 2023 Days when I awake with a pounding headache, I am not best pleased to be assaulted by a cat. Toby is frustrated that I have taken to wearing a hat to deter him from yanking out mouthfuls of hair. So this morning he decided to bite me instead. "Oh Toby!" I protested. … Continue reading Partly
21st February 2023 27th February 2023 A different look. "Snow? I laugh at snow!" The trees are undaunted! Hawks in trees. Early light with snow on the ground, very pleasing. . On the way, yet again, to Clifton Park. . The geese were waking up with cold bottoms. Grant tells me that wildfowl get themselves … Continue reading What matters
7th February 2023 "Ahoy! Complaints Department!" "There are squirrels in our breakfast!" . Mr/Mrs Cow are welcome. They are polite." "And wait their turn." "Long-beaks think they own the world." "Rude. Pushy. Pugilists." "Oh. That's a long word for a Sparrow. I think I'm going to faint." . "The little red one's alright." "She's got … Continue reading Sparrow woe
3rd February 2023 A change of scene seemed like a good idea yesterday, so when Grant announced that the car must be washed I grabbed a coat and told Willow: "I'll be right back!" "I've been told that before!" . The world looks different in frigid cold. Is it just the clear sky and intense … Continue reading I’m coming!
1035/31st January 2023 The weather bureau referred to it as "flurries" but briefly it had more the appearance of a blizzard. Not that our feathered friends were daunted. If you don't like birds, today's post is probably not for you! A flock ( or two?) of Starlings are hanging out with us lately, providing endless … Continue reading Fierce friends
0711/11th January 2023 Dawn this morning was a challenge, photographically. It was occurring on the wrong side of the car in which we were speeding along. As always we left promptly, but had forgotten to take into account school buses. It seems kids start class earlier these days. In Greenwich just as we turned a … Continue reading Grounded?