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Flights of Fancy

Tuesday, 2nd December 2003
Richard Bell's Wild West Yorkshire nature diary

jayAs I sit at the studio desk writing up my Mist over Langsett sketchbook, a couple of resplendent birds visit the garden.

pheasantA jay with cinnamon-pink breast perches in next door's weeping willow and, mid-morning, I'm startled by the spectacle of a cock pheasant flying by, just on my (first floor) eye level. It hurtles along like a plumed turban shot from a catapult, the long tail feathers flexing into flourishes as it slams on its air brakes over next door's patio. next page

Richard Bell

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