Saturday, 26 November 2011

Tuesday 15th Nov  -  9c with a great looking sky.....a rising mist was carried across the low Valleys by the gentle breeze with the odd glint of sun and “yes” by 10.a.m the Sun was in full-strength!
I can tell this is 'Chuckie' by his ears

Been decorating our Son’s bedroom......didn’t take long as he has been sleeping in small box room for this moment....

3.20 p.m with a hop down the back-doorstep ‘Sneg’ ventures off.....close to the house and particularly close to the dogs.....No predator will swoop down when a couple of hounds around., sensible ‘Bird’  gaining knowledge everyday impressed !

We’ll be walking into the lounge area and ‘Sneg’ sneakily and speedily goes between your feet to get there first !   Now how slick is that !!!

Wednesday 16th Nov  -  A little bit colder today !

‘Chuckie’ had kept my cushion warm for me...”what a polite little chap” !

2.57 p.m And I was just having ten minutes lie down on settee before Son arrived home from School...when a little friend ‘Chuckie’ jumped- up with me, he had a soggy biscuit between his teeth....and with a type of grin still clenched the biscuit as if to say....“here ya”   he says.....I replied “No thanks...I’d rather not have a second-hand one” ! (Dog Talk)

Moved Son's bedroom furniture around......On his return home from School  a *B e a m* stretched across the otherside of room.....*smiles* all pleased !

Friday 18th Nov  -  Strong gusts have returned once more and feels warmer outside than in.  I sit with my lap-top next to the boiler but theres one thing wrong with this picture.....a gaping hole delivers  cold air directly in from outside, so feeling the chill brrrrrr

                                  The Wind doth Howl so horribly wrong
And enters every nook above and below
It enters the Sea to give it a stir
Where No Man would dare to enter
Lashing and thrashing against the ragged rocks
Is only the place where Birds will flock

'Sneg' is sat on a nasty cold floor....his little feet won't stay warm if he continues this.  At 12.24 p.m
‘Chuckie’ has just made the sweetest noise....sounds like he’s dreaming in his sleep upon a cosy cushion.....just  other side of dining table chair.

4.01 p.m ‘Sneg’ has fluffed himself up as it’s brrrrr .......c o l d    !!

Sat 19th Nov  -  A grey sky with a flicker of sun peeking.   Sun has arrived 9.53a.m a bit hit n miss so far...lets enjoy what we have for now.

‘Sneg’  Has taken a wee bit longer for lad to grow-up.......seems able to fly down from higher!

At 9.27 a.m   A very good friend on tweet, Sophie said “Look at Sneg, he's doing great!  "Have told him" whilst he's preening his magnificent coat of feathers.  And around his neck have grown ‘New coloured feathers’ magnificent !

Was hanging white School shirts out and a deep buzzing sound passed me by, with a huge body...biggest I’ve ever seen !    Landed on the sleeve of one.......So ran for the camera but by the time arrived back it had gone, I listened for it’s return.....but nothing.

By the afternoon the weather turned for the better !

A family of  ‘Sparrows’  were trying to make their way into a  ‘Blue-tits’  box in our back garden, they had no hope of succeeding as they were too round.  I wonder if they were anything to do with the ‘Narcissus’ family ?  If you are a ‘new’ reader- this info. can be found   22nd May ‘ 11....’Narcissus’ is peering into our bedroom window fascinated by ‘what ! we just don’t know ! or click here  >

7.15 p.m   I put some tuneful Christmas carols on for ‘Sneg’ ,  as he seemed to like music.

Monday 21st Nov  -  And so the Wet daggers of Rain penetrate through your chance of a dodge.......Son was waiting for a gap to dash for the School Bus, there was thankfully....he had just four  minutes till the next lot  (we guessed)  “Still quite dark”

3.51 p.m   Everything outside seems to be coated in a ‘green fungus’ “Are we next” ?

4.07 p.m   Sneg now sounds like a 'car hooter' voice breaking into something - hopefully a coo !   He has just asked for more seeds and stands well back whilst I root about in the cupboard for them.  He whizzes to the bowl.....infront of me,  as I said “go on then” sweet !

Tuesday 22nd Nov   -   Weather was disgusting once again with more rain and totally wiped-out our view outside.

By the afternoon the Sun decided to explore and what a warm ventured into the back garden area  to find the ‘sumac Tree’ stark naked as only the day before was Full of it was quite a 'shock' to see a total wipeout ! Link>

4.05 p.m    Caught ‘Sneg’ listening through a closed door.....he then dashed off in another direction as he knew I’d seen him up to something.........and we can’t do with his little ‘deposits’ everywhere !

Wednesday 23rd Nov  -  The sky floated caught it in a picture... And just behind this Cloud came another dragging with it some fine mist to moisten the Valley below.

Was whizzing around having just washed my hair and found ‘Sneg’ listening behind the door.....I closed it straight away, he stood there waiting for me to go through it once again to sneak through my legs......”I knew his plan”  sorry ‘Sneg’ it failed !

‘Narcissus’ and family have made an appearance......the extended juveniles have grown-up and moved to   other end of our ‘eaves’ ,  so not far to visit ‘mum and dad’.

Thursday 24th Nov  -  “And did it howl “ ........ “yes” ! 

7.15 a.m  Thirty minutes before Son leaves for School bus and darted outside to take this dramatic picture just beyond the fields. ^

10 a.m ish   Spoke to my Dad and he was telling me how their local Bakery made ‘Christmas Puds’ ...still leaving cloth tied around top for the following festive season, allowing them to mature.

Cleared the Pond in the garden of it’s devilish ‘Duck-weed’ also known as ‘Jenny Greenteeth’.

3.20 p.m  And it’s turning dark already with gusts still blowing so strong !

‘Sneg’ is still giving his usual ‘Wing practice’ sadly getting know where L( Oooo he’s just got  a different word out.....wonderful little Bird !

My poor attempt at taking 'Red'-Kite'
Friday 25th Nov  -  Lovely Sky “thank you” !

Walked  to ‘bottle recycle’ .....posted a letter, met a friend  on the way to ‘Wasteland’ where I was happily greeted by ‘Mr.Robin’ ..........seems he was the ‘gatekeeper’ and checking out on who was entering his territory.  He was all puffed-up with his bright coloured breast and a little tuft of white.  I stood still to admire him and waited to be shown around his grounds.

Mr.Robin sits guarding- left middle of picture
I hadn’t walked far before the ‘Black birds’ gave out there Call and the ‘Willow Warblers’ darting from one tree to another.......nice to see their busy little lives.  I turned back and there was a flicker of browns, deep reds and cream n white above.......‘Red’ the Kite was circling his area for a tasty morsal.  The beam of light from the Sun had outlined and captured each feather on it’s underside......just had to stand still to enjoy this moment of excellence.

The ground had recent wheel marks....too big for a cycle, more like a motorbike.....fortunately not churned-up and the rain from recent days had left it boggy with water-filled holes of all sizes.  A few ‘Red berries’ were still hanging on as though had a fright and left an almost  empty bush.

12 noon Am So glad I went for that early morning’s now teeming with rain !

4.36 p.m   And ‘Sneg’ has switched himself off and gone to sleep.....tucked his little head into his puffed-up body to stay warm.

5.22 p.m   ‘Sneg’ has switched himself on again from his deep slumber....jumped down from his chair-back and promptly zoomed into the lounge to watch T.V.......”very active now” that his discovered t.v.

'Himself'  has handed ‘Sneg’ more seeds before his ‘Shut-down’ he is ‘Hooting’ as he eats.....must be enjoying it.

Wing stretching !

Saturday 26th Nov  -  A bright sunny day so off early to do food shopping at 9.ish

And it’s ‘National Tree Week’ 26th Nov - 4th Dec'11

Thank You for Calling



  1. A fine post & thanks for sharing your experiences. Great to catch up on how things are for you, Chuckie seems quite a placid fellow. Biscuits are not given so freely in our house, it often ends up in a canine scrum!

  2. Superb blog.I smiled all the way through it. Lovely to see 'Narcissus'and the family back again. Sneg is such a wonderful little fellow. Loved your poem too. Thank you for sharing you blog Binnie. 'More Please' xXx