Monday, 10 March 2008

Nuthatch, Csuszka, Kleiber.


I had to carry my bike in a couple of places through the woods one morning on my way to work. Luckily it is now light enough in the mornings so I didn't come a cropper. Trees had come down in the storms at the weekend and they were crisscrossing my path. Getting off to carry the bike meant I had time to observe a green woodpecker. Woodpeckers and nuthatches have such an interesting way of flying, down and up, like a pelmet. You know, like Alan Bennett would describe in one of his 1950 drawing rooms, curvy shaped pieces of board used to conceal the curtain rail.


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