OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS.
Please do click on any photo to enlarge it.
Below a real favourite of ours the very attractive Nuthatch.
Below, the good old fashioned British Robin, probably the best known of our British birds.
This Song Thrush picture was one of only a few actually taken outside (not through a window) so quality is a little bit better.This Nuthatch (below) isn't in the slightest bit "Fazed" by the camera and often seems to pose, possibly saying "What do think your looking at".
Below, Here we have a Blue Tit about to "tuck in".
I had never seen a Nuthatch (below) close up until recently, now we have a pair, possibly three visit us regularly.
A Cock Chaffinch at the feeder, one of these males is so greedy, sometimes staying for 5 or 6 minutes stuffing himself.
Below, a Hen Chaffinch sitting inches away from us on our outdoor bench, she was just happily sunning herself.
Below a double on the Sunflower hearts, a Greenfinch and a Blue Tit (I think).
Again I have to apologise about the quality of some photo's, below a Coal Tit.
Below another Coal Tit.
Here Below we have a Hen Greenfinch.
We are constantly taking new Bird photo's so i will post another blog on them during the winter months.
Joke of the day.
After every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a "gripe
sheet," which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.
Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humour.
Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by Qantas' pilots (marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers.
By the way, Qantas is the only major airline that has never had an accident... Enjoy!
P: Left inside main tyre almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.
P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.
P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.
P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on backorder.
P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.
P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.
P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what they're for.
P: IFF inoperative.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.
P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you're right.
P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.
P: Aircraft handles funny. (I love this one!)
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.
P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.
P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.
And the best one for last..................
P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget