The Big Chicken is back!!!
(well, afternoon in Scotland)
This is Mrs Black Chicken. She sits and waits for us when we take the dog for a walk in the morning. Many of the good people of Banff and Macduff feed the birds which probably explains why Mrs Black Chicken is a bit on the portly size…
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The early bird catches the worm!
It’s difficult to hold a camera in one hand and, at the same time, take photographs of the chicken sitting on your other hand! The Chicken will NOT sit still!
At last! I got images of the really BIG chicken!!!
Happy New Year Everyone!
These chickens puff themselves up when it gets a bit nippy…
Migratory birds leaving the UK. Can you blame them? The UK Conservative Party has turned the UK into a failed state. Our services (NHS, transport, energy, schools etc. etc.) have been wrecked by the Conservative Party’s failed agenda. The UK Conservative Party has lost control of the economy. Brexit has been a disaster and desperately helpless immigrants are drowning in the English Channel. I predict a riot!
This must be the strangest chicken I’ve ever seen!
A spot of Photoshop Neural Filter skulduggery..
These chickens just get everywhere!
This unruly little chicken just won’t stay put!
A gathering of chickens on a Scottish island
The picture says it all…
Surely it is time for a General Election? Could the Tories screw things up more than they already have?
I couldn’t eat a whole one!
Let’s see if John – https://lvphotoblog.com/blog/ – can identify this chicken (below)?
John is an expert ‘avianonics’ man from Las Vegas. John recently identified this chicken on a different post as a Mandarin Chicken.
The Woods Today – Richard Broom Photography
Join me as I walk around the wood close to Duff House, Banff, Aberdeenshire, UK.
The Walk in the Woods – Richard Broom Photography
One of our small native chickens…
Sue makes friends with one of the chickens in the woods.
These long nose chickens spotted near to Banff, Aberdeenshire this afternoon.
Are you looking at me?
Please see my previous post and then join me as I try to record the tranquil sounds of the River Deveron, near to Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It clearly isn’t my day for field recording! Today is a public holiday and I would expect any self-respecting farmers to take a day off. Not in Banff. So please enjoy the tranquil sounds of the River Deveron passing you by and the delightful sound of a f**king tractor pull a rake around a nearby field. Using my directional parabolic mic (DM), I can hear the sounds of tractors and other industrial noises several kilometres away.
Join me as I try to record the sound of birds today. It is public holiday here today in Scotland. There is no wind. It would have been a perfect day to record bird sounds in the woods near to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duff_HouseDuff House in Banff, Aberdeenshire. Wonderful bird sounds but oh my, the noise of a f**king tractor on Banff Golf Course provided unwanted background noise to the recording of the birds who were really going for it in the woods today. Pah!
…another one of those chickens with a red chest..
I can’t help thinking that this chicken was issued with the wrong feet…
Join me as I try to imagine the sound swooping swallows would make as they fly around the sky over our heads. I always think that swallows are avian jet fighters and yet so graceful. I could watch them for hours…
All sounds created on my Machine Mikro (what a clever little box it is!)
Join me at a bird colony on a rock which sticks out of the sea just West of Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. If you listen, you will hear the sea washing around the column of rock and the birds, who cling to and nest of the sheer rock face (see image) and make an almighty noise. You can hear the natural echo as the bird sounds bounce off the cliff faces which surround the rock column. You will hear seagulls, gannets, razorbills, cormorants and many other birds – all squawking away. You’ll hear ‘peak squawking’ at about 2 minutes.
Join me as as I tried to record the sounds of a crow but then a tractor came along and ploughed the nearby field. The field was close to the woods at Duff House, Banff, Aberdeenshire. You can hear the tractor driver lift the plough, rotate it and lower it again before turning round in order to plough in the opposite direction.
There is always someone who wants a free ride!