Sunday, January 24, 2010

Uuurrrgghhh.....

Even worse today. I have managed to get off the settee and leave Dr Zhivago to up date the blog.

I staggered around in delerium to feed the birds this morning when a call over head attracted attention. On looking up, a Skylark was being hounded by a Merlin over the garden. Despite some great side steps, the lark decided enough was enough and dropped like a stone into the gardens opposite followed like an arrow by the Merlin.


I lost sight for a second until the Merlin reappeared, flying west, carrying its kill. For once the Lark lost its battle. I've seen so many of these chases where the Merlin loses the Lark. Maybe this one was still weak after the cold spell....

6 Tree Sparrows and 8 Goldfinches were at the feeders, viewed from a horizontal position on the sofa...

Cough....

6 comments:

Killy Birder said...

I'm pleased to see that the light didn't fade completely yesterday! I was more than a tad concerned.:-) Have a drop of Benylin. Cheers Brian

Ipin said...

Sounds like a serious case of manflu. Take a week off!

Blyth Birder said...

Manflu needs to be utilised in Sept/Oct when Northerlies/Easterlies are forecast - taken any other time of year is just a waste.

Dean said...

"viewed from a horizontal position on the sofa..."

Monday morning and that statement`s made my day, already. Not in a cruel way, though Stewart.

Stewart said...

KB - I'm necking Benylin like orange juice!

I - Mmmm

BB - I wish I had that choice Alan...

Dean ;)

Sitting here on Monday evening, I have improved from dying to just miserable now...

oldcrow61 said...

Sorry to hear that you've not been well. Hope it passes soon.