Monday, 29 February 2016


Tweet of the Day: Humorous birds have a sense of humour? I'm sure they do...this one must be just having fun...I think he could have landed quite normally standing with both feet on the lower reed....but ...oh no...if there was a chance to show off he was going to take it...maybe to impress a female wren...I used a bigger format of 8 x 8 inches to paint the extra reeds and give him a more stage like setting to display his skills…I think it works...

Sunday, 28 February 2016


Tweet of the Day: The Blackbird : Number three in the British National Bird vote being usurped by Harry Potter fans at the last moment...The common blackbird is a species of true thrush. It is also called Eurasian blackbird, or simply blackbird where this does not lead to confusion with a similar-looking local species.

Friday, 26 February 2016


Tweet of the Day : Yellowhammer ; The yellowhammer is a passerine bird in the bunting family that is native to Eurasia and has been introduced to New Zealand…. it says in my bird book...passerine?.... something to do with their toes and the gripping of their learn something new every day.

Thursday, 25 February 2016


Tweet of the Day: Goldfinch: A rear visitor to our "shrine" of hanging bird feeders…I think it is to do with the seed we feed our feeders they don't like it....but still visit to keep us happy.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Home Before Sunrise

Meow of the Day : Home before Sunrise : After a good night out on the tiles you need to get home by Sunrise and before your humans go to work ( for your food money ) 
They get really touchy if you are not there at first light waiting for them to give you your food…shivering is a good thing to add to your demeanour...don't let them think you are having more FUN than them!'s a catcrecret

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Howling at the Moon

Meow of the Day: Howling at the moon : On a night out on the tiles one needs a strategy to find a partner..showing off is one way,,,strutting along the roof tiles…but if you want to go for the more intellectual types...try howling at the least you'll get the ones interested in Luna activity for a start and go on from there.......

Friday, 19 February 2016


Meow of the Day : Corners : Don't you just hate them…you never know if something is going to jump out at treat corners with great respect..of you lean out enough you can get an idea if there is anyone there waiting...but you have to lean out a long way.....but don't fall off the undignified .

Thursday, 18 February 2016

The Fun Begins

Meow of the Day : Home before Sunrise : After a good night out on the tiles you need to get home by Sunrise and before your humans go to work ( for your food money ) 
They get really touchy if you are not there at first light waiting for them to give you your food…shivering is a good thing to add to your demeanour...don't let them think you are having more FUN than them!'s a catcrecret

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

After Lunch Nap

Meow of the Day : After Lunch Nap : After playing all morning it's nice to have a relaxing meal followed by a nap afterwards…but if you play too hard to and get too tired then you have a problem finding enough energy to get out of the bowl and finding a favourite place to nap...this little chap played too hard and decided to have a nap where he was.....handy for the next meal.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Great Tit

Tweet of the Day: Great Tit ...this is one of my favourites ...mainly interested in nuts ...diving in and out as fast as possible...really fast food...We have a nest box above the kitchen but only used once years ago...I think it must be the smell form our kitchen that put them off...Hope my wife doesn't read this.....

Monday, 15 February 2016

Long Tailed Tit

Tweet of the Day: Long Tailed Tit....A lot of these about this morning, mostly on the nuts….they're nuts about the nuts ....they get up early to get to them before the squirrels do....they wait for a squirrel to fall off the feeder and nip in for a hearty breakfast before he has time to climb the tree again....really fast food outlet ..
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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Very Red Bunting

Tweet of the Day : Very Red Bunting : ​I don't think Buntings are really this red...but it looked so good against the snow...I left it as it was…I also don't know how all this snow came to be here in Mid is certainly weird at times.. anyway todays "Tweet 0f the Day" is the Red Bunting sometimes seen on our feeding tree ...wonderful to see the flash of red in all the green of the trees with all this snow I was going to say Winter isn't far away....but it is....looking forward to Summer first ...
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Friday, 12 February 2016


Doggie of the Day ; Buddy; This is Buddy … y son's dog ...a faithful sitter while he paints...but when the light is fading soon tells him that it's getting too dark to paint and it will ruin your eyes so lets go for a long walk....and have something to eat.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Bow Wowie

Doggie of the Day : Bow Wowie : Max , David Bowie's last dog..they say that dogs grow to resemble their Owners or is it the other way around... Max has one brown eye and one blue eye and so did David Bowie...this was due to a punch in the eye from a jealous friend..I don't know how David got his or is it the other way around?

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Grumpy Cat cracks a Smile

Meow of the Day : Grumpy cat cracks a smile : Trying to make this cat smile is impossible maybe they weren't meant to smile...come to think about it no cat likes to be seen they? something about 'loosing face'….who knows?

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

My Favourite Place

Meow of the Day : My Favourite Place : As soon as "they" get up I'm on the bed and snuggling down for the's still warm...and now, so am I....I don't have to move till tonight when "they " return from their jobs making money to pay for my food…what a great arrangement!
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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Thy Bowl Runneth Over

Meow of the Day : Thy Bowl Runneth Over : My food bowl is empty...I made sure of that...but it is full of something because I can't get out...I made sure there was nothing left…I even climbed in to make I am trapped!.....ah perhaps it is me that it is full of...

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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Trees are for the Birds

Meow of the Day : Trees are for the Birds : I can't stand it any more...spending the day trying to keep balanced on a branch...long enough to get some sleep...It's is so much easier to sleep on the floor...there is much more of it and you don't keep falling off the edge....I've had it with these trees they are for the birds!!
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Friday, 5 February 2016

Have we met Before?

Meow of the Day : Have we met Before? : I think I remember you...was it at the Tiddles? "No" well was it at the Moggies place? "no" well where ever it was it's good to see you're a fine looking pussycat..what are you doing to night? fancy a night on the tiles..? I'm your sister!….
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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Do Not Disturb

Meow of the Day : Do Not Disturb : Something has happened…it doesn't look good...whatever has happened it won't last forever but it might last for the rest of today ....soooooo probably best to stay out of the way today......give him some time on his own...till whatever the problem is has passed.....lets take some fresh air.....and go for a walk......
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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Give it Up

Meow of the Day : Give it up! : Yes come on you're not a kitten any more...time to give up sucking your tail...that is what kittens do...stop old are you?...…I know it is comforting a nice warm tail to suck when you are getting tense..ummmm I just might join you.
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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Do I know You?

Meow of the Day: Do I Know You? : You look familiar ...we must have met...who could forget you?... with your green fur and green eyes.....and green paw prints do we know each other?
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Monday, 1 February 2016

About Time!

Meow of the Day : About Time ! : My mother and I have been waiting for this food for hours why did it take so long to get here? spend all that time banging and clattering up there on the counter with no regard for us waiting patiently below not being able to see what you are doing...
We curl around your ankles..push against your legs...but why does it still takes you hours to get it ready...?? well it's here now so…...... disregard all the moaning.....thanks!
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