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.

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  1. Gezza

     /  November 11, 2018

    A crispish morning at Pookden Manor. Patchy light, fluffy cloud burning off under the sun. The forecast is for: “Fine spells, light winds”. Still staying overnight at ma’s, coming home and then going back to her place to make lunch, dinner & tv news at 6, and finally to overnight at 8.30 pm (only 5 minutes away by car).

    The clouds at dawn were a picture this morning, a sky full of small fluffy sheep, all tinged with pink.

    Sweety and Bluey and Alex have all been into my yard and had breakfast wheat and bread chunk dessert around 8 am. I also went down to the Eel Spot to summon any eels around. I had to be very careful because the 2 adult pooks and Alex were nearby on the bank: my presence provoked a lot of screeching & I had to move carefully and talk softly & soothingly to calm them down.

    Elvira turned up & I sat on the bank and fed her for about 30 minutes. The stream’s still running quite high so she had to work a bit to stay in place for her breakfast. She has become very adept at gently sliding the dog roll & meat chunks off the eel feeding stick.

    I can hear Turqs tui outside. Might go out and see if I can see him. I’m thinking of hanging a bowl of sugar water from a tree, or putting one on a little platform, to see if I can attract him to stay around a bit longer.
    9.12 am

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    • That sounds very pleasant. Here in Riverton, it’s warm and fine. I’ve already been to the beach for a long, relaxing walk, then stopped off at the cafe for … coffee, then home to a garden filled with bird-song and delightful fragrance.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  November 11, 2018

        You can be so nice, Robert, when you put your mind to it.

        I had an interrupted night when Fido heard a hedgehog outside, He sleeps through fireworks but wakes up when a hedgie walks around. It was a fine specimen, big and round and peacefully minding its own business.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  November 11, 2018

          Unlike the two dreary wankers who downticked that. Pathetic, what !

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    • Gezza

       /  November 11, 2018

      Elvira, after lunch. Not the easiest thing trying to film her eating. The water’s in shade, and I’m trying to feed her with my left hand and lean out over the water with my 3G mobile cellcam with my right hand …

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  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  November 11, 2018

    Well, I am impressed, she shows up really well.

    She looks dark in the water, but I am sure that she’s bigger than ‘our’ eels.

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    • Gezza

       /  November 11, 2018

      It’s deep there. She does tail stands for me Kitty. The best time to video her would be around 11 am I think, when the sun is shining on the whole stream and the water is so crystal clear you can see their shadows on the stream bed. After midday the Eel Spot is in shade but patches of water reflect the sky &patchy light bounces at the vidcam lens – not ideal conditions for movies of anything in the water.

      The planes have been coming in to land every which way today. There’s barely a breeze but what breaths of wind there have been have been variously Norwesterlies, Southerlies and Easterlies (an unusual one for Welly).

      I was just outside listening to all the early evening birdsong & a solo one of these alighted in the tree next to me. It’s a very warm, still, pleasant evening.

      Also, at last, today my lonely little sometime waxeye visitor has found a lady friend.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  November 11, 2018

        I was amazed to find that goldfinches’ charms can number 300. I was delighted to make a rough count and discover that there were at least 50 of ‘,mine’, but 300 ! Such dear little birds. I hated to kill that injured one, but had no choice and he’s in a lovely place (the gully)

        Waxeyes love company. I see them on the bird table (until they largely disappear for the summer), yakking away to each other.

        The garden is like a bird sanctuary at the moment, little whizzing bodies flying in all directions.

        I suppose that the pathetic PDT/s will boost their egos by downticking this, poor sad beings.

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