Location: Teignmouth, Devon, United Kingdom

I'm married with two grown up children and four grandchildren, My wife of 47 years is Sue and we are the same age. My two children are Pamela (blogging occasionly under and Roy,who was recently Paralysed from the waist down due to an Absys on his Spine. My 4 grandchildren are (oldest first) Gavin, Hayley, Thomas,and Zoe. Sue and I are both retired and we're disabled too, her with a badly Arthritic back and spine, me with lung (COPD) and Heart problems.I have always loved Fishing (all sorts) Sue started fishing with me about 8 years ago, now she really enjoys it too. We both love m'cycles and m'cycling, Sue owns and rides her own bike which is a Custom 1981 250 Honda.I own a 1979 Honda CX500. We are both members of this motorcycle club ( view or join our club on or see my blog post Dec 2007 blog "Getting old, never", of course we're badly resticted now due to our illness, only riding in really good weather.Just over three years ago we lost our best friend and Baby Mojo the border Collie, Gone but never forgotten. Please feel free to use any of our photo's but do let me know you have used them, thank you.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Latest Bird blog

Hi all, Here are a few more pictures, most of them were taken with Sue's new Fuji Finepix HS10 Camera. Sue is still getting to grips with it, it is a Digital Camera but not an SLR, athough it has a remarkable 30X zoom and takes up to a 10.3 Megapixel picture.
We visit Badgers Holt on Dartmoor for a lot of these pictures.
Please click on any picture to enlarge it.

This is a very familar garden bird, the "Blue Tit"
 This little "Chaffinch" certainly has a mouthful.
 There are several members in the Tit family, one or two are quite difficult to tell apart. This one (i think) is a "Coal Tit"
 The biggest and one of the most attractive of our Tits, the "Great Tit"
 One more picture of a Cock "Chaffinch".
 Not quite so well known this is the "Nuthatch"
Yet one more "Chaffinch"
 This little Bird used to be very common 40 years ago in the Midlands but getting quite uncommon these days.
The "Dunnock"
 A real showy Cock "Chaffinch"
 This lovely little fella i think is "Marsh Tit"
One more "Coal Tit"
 A Pair of pretty "Greenfinches"
 This one has only recently started visiting this table, today bringing 3 more with it, the "Long Tailed Tit"
 A "Long Tailed Tit" with a "Chaffinch".
 An all in at the dinner table.
 This is the lovely "Greenfinch"
 This a hen "Chaffinch"
 These beautiful little Birds seem to be really on the increase recently the "Nuthatch"
 A "Greenfinch" posing with a mouthfull.
 Our favourite little garden Bird, the "Robin"
 A feeding "Chaffinch"
 One more fabulous "Robin".

Joke of the day.
Observations on Growing Older ~
Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like them...but your grandchildren are perfect!
~Going out is good.. Coming home is better!
~When people say you look "Great"... They add "for your age!" ~When you needed the discount, you paid full price.  Now you get discounts on everything... Movies, hotels, flights, but you're too tired to use them.
~You forget names .... But it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!
~The 5 pounds you wanted to lose is now 15 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.
~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything .... Especially golf.
 ~Your spouse is counting on you to remember things you don't remember.
~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore. ~Your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he does in bed. It's called his "pre-sleep". ~Remember when your mother said, "Wear clean underwear in case you GET in an accident"? Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident!
 ~You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married... Now, "I hope they STAY married!"
~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..
~When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem .... Were unheard of, and a mouse was something that made you climb on a table.
~You tend to use more 4 letter words .... "what?"..."when?"... ???~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.
~Your husband has a night out with the guys, But he's home by 9:00 P.M. Next week it will be 8:30 P..M.
~You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've read it.
~Notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!! ~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~Everybody whispers.
~Now that your husband has retired .... You'd give anything if he'd find a job!
~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet ... 2 of which you will never wear.
~~~~But old is good in some things: Old songs, Old movies, And best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!
Love you, "OLD FRIEND!"
Send this on to other "Old Friends!" and Let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!!
It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived


Blogger Roberto said...

Loved the birds - and the 'old' sentiments.
Now Sue has a new camera, can we expect more travelling? New sites, and sights?

5:57 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Hi Bob, Just showed Ken all your photos here in your last six or so posts. He is very impressed with Sue's photography, and really enjoyed the bird photos in particular. Your birds are so different from ours! Can you email me your postal address please? We (Ken) would like to send you some Australian Aviculture magazines if you are interested. (Also, what about my request for a phone number??)

1:03 pm  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi Roberto, Long time no hear, with Summer coming we hope to be able to get to a few new places, although we cant do much until i have had my Angiogram.
Gina-Ken, Sue is very pleased with her new Camera and just clicks merrily away, it a good job we dont have have to have them printed with Digital. I sent you an e mail earlier in the week with our phone number in it, if you don't find it drop me a mail i will resend it. Yes thank Ken that would be nice. Have you tried the link i sent to the garden site growson you? or the other bird one, Sue and i are in both and they are Worldwide.

1:45 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Bob, I didn't get your email with your phone number. If it was on the same email as something else, it may have been lost in the system, as I'm having a lot of trouble with Hotmail lately. Lengthy emails just don't download, so I have to delete them. So, send it again, but in a separate email. Even better, email us at
it is more reliable than Hotmail.
I'll get some of the bird mags off to you once I have your snail mail addy.

12:26 pm  

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