Sunday, April 05, 2009

Finished!


Above - Finishing touches...



Above - Dibnah signs his work...



Above - The autograph for posterity, lets hope its lasts another 170 years!



Above - The Pied Wagtail dropped in soon after we left the scaffold. I could hear him saying 'who built that, its neither square nor plumb...'

Another day with our heads in the clouds. Well, up and down anyway. Writing this I am absolutely wrecked. Its not good for a 45 year old overweight pen pusher to lug sand stone blocks and buckets of sand cement up and down scaffolding all day...

JWR did a fantastic job of renewing the chimney using stones 'recycled' from long fallen down outbuildings next to our garden. Thanks John!

From up high todays wildlife sightings were quite sparse, but we had up to 5 Buzzards including 4 in the air together, a female Sparrowhawk through the garden, 2 pairs of Grey Partridges just over the garden wall chattering to each other, 1 Yellowhammer, 37 Curlew in the back field, 2 Small Tortoiseshells and 2+ Small Whites.

5 comments:

Tony Morris said...

Last year I had a Great-spotted Woodpecker that used the metal cowling on my chimney to drum on. Not too good at 4.30 am, beware!

Seaside Observers said...

All be worth the hard work when you can sit with your feet up and enjoy it stewart...oh by the way on our way out of boulmer last night about 6:20pm we saw you doing a spot of seawatching from your car...didnt want to disturb you, you deserve a bit of peace and quiet.

Tricia said...

Well done on completing the job - you must be very pleased :) And just think how fit you'll be after all that new type exercise.

Fancy having all those wonderful birds over the garden wall - I'm getting greener by the minute (and that's nothing to do with recycling!)

Ipin said...

aye, ee's a canny hand marra

Stewart said...

Cheers all - Seasiders, you should have stopped for a chat! Next time maybe...