Who am I?

An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to see the natural world as a place for competition. I catch fish, watch birds, derive immense pleasure from simply looking at butterflies, moths, bumble-bees, etc - without the need for rules! I am Dylan and this is my blog - if my opinions offend? Don't bother logging on again - simple!


Sunday 7 June 2020

Interesting visitor

The garden remains central to my involvement with the local birdlife and yesterday, after mowing the lawn, I topped up the feeders and sat in my study watching the visitors. When this turned up I had to do a double take. Only a House Sparrow, but it certainly had me going when I first set eyes on it. I'd not seen this individual before, nor since!

Rather a smart little bird in a strange sort of way. What I was really hoping for is a Rose Coloured Starling, Everyone can dream, after all, just ask Gavin Haig. I wonder if he's stopped dribbling yet?


  1. A Rosy Starling in the garden would top off the spring rather nicely Dyl! Re dribbling: I've barely stopped all spring! 😄 Even with the bizarre circumstances forced upon by Covid-19, I've still enjoyed one of my best springs ever, birding-wise. Very unexpected...

    I wish you much rod-bending success in your upcoming angling endeavours. 😊 👍🏻

    1. A Rosy Starling would be the cherry, atop a very nice birding cake! Just as your good self, I've enjoyed an incredibly rewarding Spring of enforced garden birding; realistically making the best of the ridiculous situation that was thrust upon us. I've also succumbed to the dark side, although not a noc-mig recorder, I've just ordered a Magenta 5 "Bat Detector". We get bats around the garden hedge most suitable evenings and I'm always seeing them when out with the rods. Not a family of animals which I have any experience of, it will be rather good fun trying to learn some new stuff.
      As for bent rods, roll on Monday night. I'm really looking forward to the start of this new season and, if the furlough situation persists, will try to make the most of my circumstances. Wilderness carp and tidal river barbel seem to be the favourite challenges at present. Benno and I have much to discuss before that first cast.