Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kiss me, Hardy...



The flickering candle illuminates my final words as I struggle from the sweat soaked death bed to bring you what could well be the last post...

No birding today, just a wallow in self pity, punctuated by 'Bob Fleming' style coughing fits. Still, in the middle of all this, a OFFH new addition appeared at the feeders. A Greenfinch. Its hard to believe that its taken 23 days to see see a Greenfinch here. A once very common bird, it has definately taken a drop in numbers this last year. I hope things improve for it in 2010.

As I struggled up the road with Bunty tonight the mole hill Woodcock avoided photography thanks to my coughing and hacking while getting the camera ready. It would have been good too, it was close. I looked up with camera poised and it had flown off.

With a dire weather forecast for tomorrow, it might be some time until I post again.

Its growing dim.....

OFFH List 87

6 comments:

Gavin Haig said...

You're beginning to dent the stereotype that us Southern Softies have of you tough northerners! ;o)

Even so, another cracking watercolour though, Stewart!

Dean said...

Get well soon Stewart.
Brilliant illustration as always.

You`re right about the Greenfinches. I was chuffed to bits to have em return to my garden this week, after such a long absence.

Steve Gale said...

More illustrations please Stewart. Ennionesque, if you ask me...

Kingsdowner said...

Keep away from the light.....

Warren Baker said...

Leave me your Camera Stewart. :-)

Not really mate, get yourself better quickly!!

PS Ive got all the greenfinch's.:-)

Stewart said...

Gavin - Hard as nails me. My illness would have floored lesser mortals...

Dean - Cheers. Greeny has vanished....

Steve - When I'm better...

Steve - Yes I did that...theres been no light here all day....

Warren - Will do, its not much good here at the minute....Cheers.