General chat

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

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  1. Gezza

     /  November 16, 2018

    Budgie the sparrow got his leg over after breakfast this morning ! Thrice.
    I tried not to look – I don’t want to get a reputation as a voyeur – but the way the little hen gave him the come-on was ever so cute. I’ve never seen that before. 🙂

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    • Gezza

       /  November 16, 2018

      It’s not cold but it’s a bit of a miserable grey norwesterly breezy day here. The forecast sunny afternoon seems rather unlikely at the moment.
      I blame the government.

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      • Gezza

         /  November 16, 2018

        Back soon. Gotta see a stream about an eel.
        1538 hours

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  November 16, 2018

          Thrice !!! What a sex maniac that bird is.

          I saw two dragonflies making love on a wall; it was beautiful as they clasped their tails together. Then they flew away like that. Most elegant.

          It’s been sunny and baking hot here all day; I was nearly cooked in my jeans (why did I wear them?) Thank goodness I left Fido’s fan on him.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  November 16, 2018

            What is next in this sequence?

            Once, twice, thrice….

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            • Gezza

               /  November 16, 2018

              That seemed to be it for Budgie and his GF. They were very discreet. It all happened behind the kitchen trellis. The young lady “in the mood” was plumped down on her haunches on the arm of a wooden outdoor chair I’ve put up on the outdoor table there. She didn’t flutter her eyelashes – she fluttered her wings. It was very cute.

            • Gezza

               /  November 16, 2018

              What comes after once, twice, thrice?

              Nothing! These three are the only words of their type, and no further terms in the series have ever existed.”
              Oxford Dictionaries Online

        • Gezza

           /  November 16, 2018

          Elvira didn’t front when I chummed the stream at the Eel Spot. But a baby eel that was there around 12.30 pm, when I had previously unsuccessfully tried to entice Elvira upstream for some lunch, was still hanging around over the far side. So I decided to try and attract it over to the Eel Spot.

          And, just as I was getting it to come over near with some strategically thrown single dog roll chunks, each one landing closer to where I could get it to smell the food on the Eel Stick – Elvira loomed up behind it and gave it the bum’s rush.

          So Elvira has now had her dinner. And I noticed as soon as I’d fed her and come back up top, I looked over the fence and she was already zooming back home, downstream, in the fast channel over the far side.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  November 16, 2018

            But what comes next in the sequence ?

            What comes next in this one; I stride, I strode, I have…..’ ?

            😀 😀 😀

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  November 16, 2018

            is the elver Eel Cid ?

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            • Gezza

               /  November 16, 2018

              It never introduced itself. Actually I’ve just been down there for about 15 minutes.

              Sweety and Bluey came into my back yard so I gave them a couple of handfuls of wheat and when they both hopped the fence and went back down the stream to get ready for bed over the far side, Bluey came wandering along “their” newly mown “section” over the fence and was clearly admiring the landscaper’s work !

              Sweety unfortunately seems to have preferred it the way it was – or, at least – she wasn’t as vocally complimentary.

              But I thought while I was looking over the fence: “Hmm, no eels?”. So I chopped up some chunks of dog roll and just tossed them over far side into an area of fairly calm water at Aspen Beach & waited to see if either Elvira or Big Ella appeared – and they didn’t – but young Granville did.

              It was 8.05 pm and the light was starting to fade but I moseyed on down to watch him tracking and getting the dog roll. He’s an olive colour so it was quite difficult to see his dorsal fin against the similar colour of the silty bottom, rocks and stones, in the low light. I think he is, as I suspected, an Australasian shortfin eel, but I really need to see him in better light.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  November 16, 2018

              I don’t think that there is a past perfect for stride, which is odd.

              Quince would be nice for five, but I cannot for the life of me think of one for four, except

              Once, twice, thrice, fouce, quince…..

              A green eel, how elegant he must look. Eelegant, I mean.Whose is he? He can’t be the child of any of yours.

            • Gezza

               /  November 16, 2018

              I don’t think that there is a past perfect for stride, which is odd.

              I think there is. Im pretty sure it’s “stridden” – as in “I have stridden”. Look it up. Let me know?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  November 17, 2018

              Stridden and other variations thereon are described as archaic. Stridden just sounds wrong, somehow, and so do the others.

  2. High Flying Duck

     /  November 16, 2018

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  November 16, 2018

      I thought that it must be something like that, but wasn’t prepared for what it actually was 😀

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  3. High Flying Duck

     /  November 16, 2018

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  November 16, 2018

      Poor old chooky! I hope he wasn’t made to wear them for too long.

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