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.

10 Comments

  1. Blazer

     /  August 31, 2018

    good ole BLT…try it with blue cheese and,guacamole ..

    • Gezza

       /  August 31, 2018

      Looks yummy. Did you make it Blazer?

      • Blazer

         /  August 31, 2018

        no, but I use lightly toasted ciabatta bread when I do.delish.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  August 31, 2018

          I’d have it sans bacon. I would never have thought to have guacamole and blue cheese, I don’t often have that much imagination.

          Lemon pepper goes really well with a lot of things.

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  August 31, 2018

    Overheard on the way home….

    Exquisite warbling from a tui, harsh kweekeekeeek from two blackbirds hurling abuse at each other.What a contrast.

    I saw a lovely blue parrot.

    • Gezza

       /  August 31, 2018

      A blue parrot ? Cool. How big was it? I wish you had a camera to catch this sort of thing.

      It’s been a wet day mostly, clearing up now. I was treated to an especially gorgeous vocal Dawn Chorus – at 6.30 am, in the dark – this morning. It was so loud & sonorous I took a few seconds of video just to record & analyse what birds are there, sometime. Most likely a song thrush was doing most of it..

      And at 8.30 am I also had a happy young tui perching a couple of metres away doing some whistles & clicks for about 5 minutes. His back plumage is very blue.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  August 31, 2018

        Rosella sized; bigger than a tui, smaller than a seagull (shorter wings) It’s a lovely shade of blue. .

        Most of the local ones are green and red, it seems,. I love the blue ones, but never tire of seeing parrots flying around.

        The blackbirds’ voices were surprisingly unmelodious as well as crabby,

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  August 31, 2018

        The parrots move so fast that nobody could video them. This one fairly whizzed along. My phone does videos, but very bad ones.

  3. Gezza

     /  August 31, 2018

    Always loved their self-effacing lead guitarist

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