The last day of the year rolls in, and it's been a pretty good one. Seen some great birds through the year, met some great people; and I've had some contact with a few tossers too.
I'm looking forward to the New Year, and hopefully be able to visit a few new places, see a few new birds, and meet up with some old friends too.
I like to keep a list of the various birds I see when I'm out and about; (12 more this year, than last), certainly nothing like the 'twitchers' of the world, that scrabble about all over the country to a see a certain bird to tick off a list, and then rush off across the country to see the latest unfortunate bird blown off course, and doomed to a certain death later.
Nah, my list is of what I see from where I was going anyway. The only twitching I do is a painful one I get in my neck sometimes; and not always brought on by the tossers of the world.
I take a few snaps now and then, and I like to take a bit of video too with my little Sony Handycam.
On my other blog, of my local lake, I take a lot of video as I walk round, and mumble about what I'm seeing, or the odd thought that pushes its way through my mouth. A lot of it gets consigned to the bin.
Some of it I do keep. The moments of sheer madness, stupidity, complete cock-ups, et al.
And of course the swearing that accompanies the sheer frustration when things don't quite go according to plan.
This is a short collection of such clips. All but one, are taken from visits to my local lake, and all but one feature my verbal responses to a situation that was in front of the lens.
If a little bit of bad language offends, then stop here.
If not, click play, and hopefully enjoy.
Have a great New Year