Saturday, 8 February 2014

Missed It Again?

We’re doing remarkably well so far at missing the storms coming in off the Atlantic. Thursday was wet and windy. Friday was the better day with some sunny periods and squally showers.

It’s hard to keep track of the weather forecasts so I'm not sure whether we missed the last storm or it hasn't arrived yet.

I took my camera out with me on Saturday morning as I replenished the bird table food. Our one legged blackbird who we've nicknamed “Hoppy” is usually around waiting for me and I thought I might be able to get a photo of him close to the bird table. Unfortunately there was a bit of a fight between our regular male and female blackbirds with the result that none of them remained settled in one position long enough to compose a decent photo. This was the best I managed of Hoppy. He was just too close and I missed his tail.


  1. Dear Hoppy, it's a good photo. Glad he's still around and holding his own.

  2. As soon as I go out to add food onto the table I can hear his wing beat as he arrives to perch in the magnolia tree and watch his food arrive. As I turn my back I hear him fly to the bird table. I'll miss him when he doesn't turn up.


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