Pigeon

Apr. 9th, 2011 07:29 pm
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Granted, pigeons are a bit less exciting than robins.

…in fact it seems that even the pigeon finds itself boring.

(What is it doing? It kept doing this for a few minutes, as the other pictures show.)

Robin

Apr. 9th, 2011 03:15 pm
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It was apparently happy to potter around about 1m from me (but made itself scarce when the neighbours’ cat appeared). That seems to be two caterpillars and a spider it’s got.

Home Farm

Mar. 27th, 2010 09:15 pm
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We went to see the lambs at Home Farm.

Baaaah )

Of course, sheep weren’t the only animals present.

Oink, quack, honk, moo, etc ) Also there was the occasional human )
ewx: (parrot)
“…hardly a single Saracen remained alive to carry the dreadful news back to Palermo. As things turned out, however, this proved unnecessary. Among the prizes of battle, and just as intriguing to Roger [de Hauteville] as the camels seized at Cerami, the Normans had carried off several baskets of carrier pigeons. […] It is unlikely that Roger ever had any in his possession before, but the idea of using them at once for his own purposes was more than he could resist. He ordered that to the leg of each bird should be attached a scrap of material dipped in Saracen blood; the pigeons were then released, to fly back to Palermo with their macabre message.”

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