Wheelie Wild

Wednesday, 12th January 2005
Wild West Yorkshire nature diary

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hail in OssettWe might not be experiencing the full power of the storms - as they have in Ireland and Scotland - but it's wild most of the day with rain turning to a battering of hail on one occasion.

security television, BHS, WakefieldBin Fight at the O.K. Corral

wheelie binsIt's so gusty that in one cul-de-sac all the wheelie bins are lying on their sides as if it's siesta time. My drawing shows a distinct Nobbsian influence (see yesterday's diary). The security TV (right) has also turned out looking comfortably everyday, rather than coldly technological. I'm amused at the character these bins can take on when reduced to their bare essentials; a cartoon-like approach. It looks like the end of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

I'd like to animate a wheelie bin keeling over or engaging in conversation with another bin. These things amuse me.

The Town and Country Pigeon

pheasantThe pheasant walks down the garden path as usual. He has now returned to the new improved ground feeder. The wild bird seed is no longer standing in water since I drilled those drainage holes.

wood pigeontown pigeonA wood pigeon flies in and perches on the small tray on the bird feeder but doesn't come down to the ground feeder.

Like the pheasant, the town pigeons prefer to walk everywhere. They're scavenging on the ground at the retail park, pecking at chips. Next Page

Richard Bell, richard@willowisland.co.uk

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