31st May 2023 There's one in every crowd. Pushy, noisy, demanding. Centre of attention. . Those that stand around, awaiting developments. Those who harass their seniors. Those who won't get involved. Then, there are those who defend. Those who stand and wait. Self-starter! "Keeping watch while you feed Junior!" First day out of the nest. … Continue reading Not a murmur
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
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
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
Morning walk In a little while I shall activate my plan. Once our dear little darlings have settled themselves down nicely for their afternoon nap... And when they are deeply into their 12th hour of sleep, it is my intention to rush about, jiggling their beds and baskets and blankets, making loud noises, wielding a … Continue reading Darlings
27th March 2022 "Take that, you little stinker!" "...and this...now scram!" "Oh for Pete's sake will you two stop it!" "Trying to have a meal here!" "Toss me a bit down?" The cowbirds decided not to chance their luck on the suet and settled for a more dignified lunch with the sparrows. Starlings are a … Continue reading Stinker!
A few mornings ago as I finished my tea, I spotted a "dule" of mourning doves in the tree we call the 'waiting room' but before I could focus properly, they had all bogged off leaving one brave soul to pose. Or maybe it had been asleep. It looked a little bemused: "Where'd everyone go?" … Continue reading On going challenge