Friday, October 15, 2010

Fat Bird on the Lawn

I heard that. We birds fluff our feathers when it's cold. Don't you know anything?

Bet you wish you could do this when it's parky.

See how svelte I am when I want to be?

Did I just see you throw some sunflower seeds? Hang on - I'm coming.
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savannah said...

what sort of bird is that? what a delight! xoxox

Pat said...

Savannah: MTL thinks it is a female pheasant - a pea hen, but he's no nature boy.

rachel said...

Fat or svelte, simply beautiful!

Scarlet Blue said...

Looks too nice for a pheasant.
Are you fattening it up for Christmas?

angryparsnip said...

OH My Goodness ! love Scarlet Blue's comment.
Reminds me of the Quail that have taken over my property...
I know it is not a Quail but what a beautiful bird.
Adore the captions !

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Rachel: so glad you like it:)

Scarlet: how could you! As if the thought would ever cross my mind. In any case plucking is not my forte.

Parsnip: Scarlet is bad!
I must check the bird book and see if she's there.

john.g. said...

French Red -Legged Partridge! Great eating. We get them in our garden.

angryparsnip said...

After reading john.g. comment maybe your MTL might do the plucking ?
See what train of thought I am on because of Scarlet.

I have eaten Quail before but after seeing the hoard that now has taken up residence around my citrus trees, they are off limits.

cheers, parsnip

Shane said...

Prize to John G.

They're more commonly associated with the east - good spot, and good capture (I'm now working with camera at my side in the hope of similar nature opportunism).

Pat said...

John G: you're a star:) But you wouldn't would you?

Parsnip: I'll have to ask him for his views on this;)

Shane: now John G IS a nature boy. My camera was way at the top of the house but it seemed to like my voice and waited for me. I look forward to seeing your results. Thanks for the link.

sablonneuse said...

Lovely bird photos. So glad everything is going well for your patient.

kenju said...

It looks like a quail to me. Funny how they can fluff up like that! It reminds me of a saying..."Ewe's not fat, ewe's just fluffy!"

john.g. said...

kenju, a quail is a quarter of the size. Still tasty though!

Pat said...

Sandy: thank you. We actually had lunch out today. Only at the new Morrisons but it's a start.

Judy: har har! see John. g's comment below.

John.G: I'll bet if you had had a conversation with it like I did you couldn't have eaten it.

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Madame DeFarge said...

Very sweet looking bird indeed. Beats our little sparrows into a cocked hat. Hope all well with you.

Pat said...

Randall: men are from Mars:)

Madame D: but I don't think they are very bright - all fur coat and no knickers.
All slowly getting better thank you:)

Guyana-Gyal said...

Dahhhlin', the hot orange is simply deeevine. Mwah. Mwah.

The other day, my mother watched a bird bathing in a puddle of water, and the way she described it was so funny.

Aren't birds adorable? I know someone who hates them though :-0

Pat said...

GG: fashion designers could learn a lot from nature and wild life. Come to think of it they probably do.
Who who who hates birds?
Mind you I don't like to be in a room with a wild bird flying around. Too Hitchcockian.

Eryl said...

Do you have a pear tree to go with it?

Glad to hear you're getting out again, so soon too! X

Guyana-Gyal said...

Yes, it's true, I do know someone who hates birds thanks to Hitchcock, though it was Daphne DuMaurier who started it all and not Hitchcock.

Christmas is around the corner so maybe this bird is the first of the gifts from YTL.

Leah said...

I adore fluffed up birds. They make me laugh out loud!

I've done a bunch of catching up with your news, and am now up to speed. What a lovely haven the Lodge is!

thinking of you--


Pat said...

Eryl: no dammit! I had a great one in Tunbridge Wells - gave dappled sunlight at the top of the garden. As for out about, we have to visit the surgery twice a week for dressings (almost over) and to check blood levels for Warfarin. Tomorrow it's Taunton - new physician. It's all go but things are normalising thank goodness and Mapstew's suggestion of a bacon buttie went down a treat at lunchtime.

GG: of course it was Daphne but it's the film I remember.
I'll tell MTL about your idea of a gift - we have an anniversary coming up, although if he never gave me another thing I couldn't grumble.

Leah : glad to have you round. Don't be a stranger:)

john.g. said...

BANG! Yum, yum.

Pat said...

John.G: I'm speechless. Make the most of it;)

Maggie said...

Look at all those delicious notes. What a delightful bird. All I have are hawks and crows....a lot of the latter. Glad he is recovering well.

Pat said...

Thank you Maggie:)