General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

16 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  March 10, 2018

    Just to show you what this Wildlife Unit goes through to bring you the antics of these birds. This was taken when Aspen turned up at 10.37 am Wednesday for his 3rd performance of the day. It’s been cold & often wet with a howling Southerly for 3 days in a row & I go out in there in this sort of weather!! At least the sun’s out this morning. 😕
    For now.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 10, 2018

      Hot and sunny here ! I was cooked when I arrived home. It’s a fraction under 30o. I should be mowing, but it can wait.

      Pooks are really giving kiwis a run for their money as the popular NZ bird. Pooks are marvellously decorative for bags and other things.

      • Gezza

         /  March 10, 2018

        Success with filming this morning. Here’s Sweetie taking it from my hand, Kitty. Happy now?

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  March 10, 2018

          See below.

          • Gezza

             /  March 10, 2018

            I don’t imagine I’ll ever get to hold a waxeye or a kingfisher unless I rescue an injured one.

            Don’t be fooled by that gif clip. She’s not in any way tame – or ever completely trusting. Some days she’ll take a risk like that & other times she won’t. I have to put a lot of time into just standing, & occasionally saying soothing things, before she’ll do that.

            Pickles is growing up well used to me but even his default setting is to be very wary. I dunno how that chap trained them for that tv ad. Food & patience, but a lot of the latter I expect. They’re not as trusting as ducks.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  March 11, 2018

              A friend met a pook and baby by the lake. Bub was sent back out of danger very quickly.

              It is a magic feeling when a ‘dying’ kingfiher’s heartbeat can be felt where no heartbeat seemed to be, then it becomes stronger and stronger. The glazed eyes begin to sparkle, open and shut, the beak opens and shuts a few times. Kingfisher sits up and takes notice…then sits calmly on the windowsill for a few minutes, and leaves a thankyou card as he flies away,

              The waxeye was totally trusting as she lay then sat on my hand. Like the kingfisher, she sat on the windowsill for a few minutes and then flew away, leaving a little message.

              The two waxeyes who flew in side by side so close to the floor that they collided with the dog running out were a funny sight. Dog and birds sprang into the air, turned and sped away the way they’d come.

              It was impossible not to laugh when the sheep moved away and the bird on its back fell off.

    • Guys who fancy vegan woman have bodies like that?
      Is that you HFD?
      (I had a different mental image, truth to tell).

      • High Flying Duck

         /  March 10, 2018

        Maybe if you squint…or better still kept your eyes shut!

      • High Flying Duck

         /  March 10, 2018

        I have to say, you look exactly as I expected 🙂

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  March 10, 2018

          No, I am emerald green with envy.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  March 10, 2018

            Even though I have held a waxeye and a kingfisher. What a privilege that was ! Being trusted by these little creatures is the greatest compliment imaginable.

            Bugger, these are in the wrong place and meant for Gezza.

            • Gezza

               /  March 10, 2018

              No worries. I thought as much.

              Your comment above this one certainly warranted raised eyebrows. 😳

  2. phantom snowflake

     /  March 10, 2018

    Hamilton’s finest!

  3. Patu

     /  March 10, 2018

    Something different for today. Many think this one is about war, but it isn’t. It is about addiction, from the perspective of the drug.

  4. phantom snowflake

     /  March 10, 2018

    Patu: What do you get when you take Black Sabbath guitar and add vocals from a shaven headed black chick?