Then this fellow glided past with a sort of disdainful look about him.
I once heard a story from a friend who is a local policeman that they used to send the newest rookiest policeman off overnight to count the ducks in Poole Park, they would look under bushes and spend the whole night counting ducks and Canada Geese! They were told it was so that if there were too many there could be a duck cull....it wasn't true of course! This was about 25 years ago and I'm sure it doesn't happen now but it does conjure up a great picture!
These are something of a rare breed now, there are not to many red telephone boxes left now in the UK, they are grey glass boxes now and very dull they are too.
Not a great birding day, unfortunately I didn't leave myself time to just stand and look and you don't see much when you just keep walking. Do look at Quicksilvers blog to do the bird challenge over the holiday.
I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself, on my first day off I went down with laryngitis, spent 2 days in bed and now have absolutley no voice! This appears to be a happy situation for my family but I'm stroppy because we were going to a carol service today and I can't speak let alone sing! I shall still go but just in a listening capacity. Don't worry if you read this and you work with me, I intend to be OK very soon! So this is my communication channel at the moment apart from meaningful looks to the family...Hey Ho, Happy Christmas!