Friday, 30 March 2018

Hawfinch

Yesterday was one of those days, pretty rubbish, could have done without it, should have stayed in bed and not bothered, could have skipped it, a dumpster of a day. And this morning did not begin well, woke at 4.30 a.m. and could not get back to sleep.

Cycled to work, doing that a bit at the moment, necessity (having only one functional vehicle of three) but a pleasure indeed although it was a cutting breeze. Six Fieldfare and a gang of Woodpigeons on the way were of note. A decent enough day at the work place as well, and eventually waved cheerio to colleagues as the holiday began.

Garage phoned me back as I got in and another working vehicle is on the horizon, that was optimistic. Came off the phone, glanced out of the window and this fella was under the feeders.


Hawfinch

So bad day - very good day. And even better playing this from the post:


Elder daughter and I enjoyed this very much, it got played a number of times over the evening, some surprising (in a good way) distorted guitar on the title track - however, Nashville warning for those who don't appreciate the genre.

And whilst I'm on about other stuff I especially like this:


(These - how I was feeling yesterday, and This is just to say and To waken an old lady, are probably my favourites.) This series of Penguin Modern at £1 a go is worth exploring, fifty titles, lots to enjoy.

4 comments:

Sharon -Larkin said...

What a beautiful little bird ~ fab photos :)

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Amazing pictures!

Alastair said...

Thanks Simon.

David Sutcliffe said...

I always get a lift reading your blog.....and looking at the pictures of course.