Saturday, 4 February 2012

Look Through Any Window - The Hollies

Welcome back to the Home of Spelling Mistakes, where yesterday's, which was more of a Typo, has now been amended. For once I discovered this myself (Sheila & Janet will soon be redundant) perusing the post this morning the culprit being Lecher Dogs that had brought down the hapless Roe Deer, I did of course mean Lurcher Dogs.
So, ever onward, and all too quickly my visit to Parley Court was over but full of lovely memories. Yesterday afternoon Janet and I stood in the kitchen chatting while a whole host of more common birds were visiting the feeders. Sometimes a little overlooked I fancy, this was a great opportunity to watch in wonder and take some close-up shots. These images of 14 different species were all taken through the kitchen window within the space of just one hour.



Mistle Thrush

Pied Wagtail

Great Spotted Woodpecker

male Blackbird

female Blackbird

Great Tit


Collared Dove

male House Sparrow

male Pheasant

female Pheasant

Song Thrush

Wood Pigeon

Blue Tit

In addition to these Black-headed & Herring Gulls, Little Egret, Green, Gold & Chaffinch, Wren, Mute Swan, Coot, Moorhen, Magpie, Green Woodpecker, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mallard, Lapwing, Starling, Redwing, Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit and Stock Dove were all recorded from the same spot. Not a bad tally for just staying at home!

Not that I'm really any sort of 'sports' fan, but on a cold afternoon of continuous rain there are worse things to do than watch the Scotland v England Rugby Match. Already, with the game just 4 minutes old, I've had my monies worth raising a giggle as the band playing the Scottish National Anthem go under the pun title of The Red Hot Chili Pipers.

Along with that, I do enjoy the description some attach to the game:-

"Rugby is a game for Hooligans played by Gentlemen"
while "Football is a Gentleman's game played by Hooligans"

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