Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


A Singer In The Garden

by admin - 23:17 on 26 April 2013

That Bloody Window continues to provide other opportunities for snappery until the first of this year's daylight pine martens saunters into view (and avoids being seen off by killer kittens).

The long-tailed tits have yet to return, unless they sneak back when I'm not watching (which is far less than Squirrel James imagines) but the usual avian cast still flocks to the feeders. Getting on for thirty species have been seen in the garden, although some (buzzard, heron, redpoll, firecrest, fieldfare) only once or twice.

Song thrushes may be common in some gardens; in ours they're infrequent visitors so until yesterday I'd never managed to immortalise one in pixels. The result won't wow the top snappers but it's another to add to my collection and yet more proof that British birds can be as glamorous as anything seen abroad.

Song Thrush

Band Update: Yesterday evening Michael and I auditioned a drummer for what we hope will become a new band. He was a good prospect: experienced, keen, competent. But... Imagine a blind date where after ten minutes you realise you've nothing in common and no spark whatsoever. It may be a while before I'm back on the road.

Calendar Update: Prospective purchasers will have to be patient for just a few more days until we're ready to take online orders. It will be worth the wait.

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