Sunday, September 06, 2015

something in the air

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5 comments:

reem said...

cute birds ....

john said...

Cheers Reem. The cutest birds here are the goldfinches. They were arriving every day at about the same time to perch on the telephone wires and have a long noisy chat. As my old mucker nobody once explained - the nickname for birdwatchers is 'twitcher' because it's the sound of a birds song that alerts you to the fact that a new or unusual bird has turned up. Once your ears get adjusted you hear a new bird immediately and your head turning to listen is the 'twitch'. I don't know what's happened to nobody, hopefully he's out there somewhere, maybe watching birds...

One of the other photos is a baby hawk that turned up and sat on the roof next door, from a distance it looked like a scruffy but butch pigeon, but we think it was a kestrel. Cheers for now!

reem said...

noisy goldfinches ,,nice to hear their sounds and songs ,duiring spring and summer in my town ,swallows birds come and build their nests and make noise ,,I enjoyed them much ..nobody ,yes I remember him ,I read his comments on your blog ,,hope he is ok ..all the best for you John ...

reem said...

the weather is not too cold for these birds there in Devon I guess ,I mean they spend winter there ,don't they ???

john said...

I love all the birds here (hmm, apart from the seagulls actually, too noisy, too aggressive, too many of them, though even as they are unpopular, we still put the babies back on the roof when they fall off)In winter some goldfinches stay and some don't, we don't see many around here. My favourite, the swifts, are long gone now. One day you notice that you haven't heard them for a few days, and sure enough they're gone again until next summer.

I don't know a lot about birds but I like having them around very much. Nobody knew about birds, I'm glad you remember him, he was a good friend too. Cheers for now Reem.