Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Bird pictures!

I didn't get much sleep last night because I was so excited/nervous about today. When I woke up this morning I heard something outside my window, turns out there was a small bird of some sort that jumped around on the window sill, like it was begging me to come all ready.

So I went to Andreas's house and we waited for the rest of the club to arrive. There are only seven members all in all, me and Andreas included. All of them were older than me, I think the youngest was in her mid twenties. Then there were an older couple, I would guess they were around 50-60 years old and two guys around Andreas's age. They were all nice people as far as I could tell and they seemed to like the fact that they had received a new member, especially someone so young. I guess I have weird interests compared to others my age.

Anyway, on to the pictures! Compared to the pictures that the others took these are fairly mediocre, but I'm still satisfied with them.

Some blue tits (blÄmesar) sitting in what I think is a chestnut tree. These birds are really common, but I still love them.

I managed to take a picture of a male bullfinch (the Swedish name, domherre, is a much better name in my opinion). They're usually very, very skittish, but this one was still just long enough for me to take a picture.

I'm not sure what this is, I would guess a falcon of some sort, or an eagle? I caught him in flight though, so the picture isn't all that good.

Then, when we were done and started heading home, this giant flock of birds flew over our heads. I have no idea what kind of birds they were but man, were they noisy.

Some crows looking at us as we're walking through the forest.

I felt like I was somewhat of a nuisance to the rest of the group since I'm not nearly as used to walking so quickly (whenever I take my strolls I walk pretty slowly, and my condition isn't the best), but then again I remembered that Andreas can't move very quickly either, there's some places he can't even get to because of his wheelchair. I couldn't tell if they thought us to be annoying though, but all of the time they were walking ahead of us.
However it was very fun, and though I found my mind straying towards the Tall Man a few times, looking through the trees and fearing that he would show up, he didn't. I haven't seen him in the forest and neither have I had a fear of seeing him whenever I've been walking through it. I guess it's the recording that Mary got a little while ago that's making me feel this way... I just don't know what I should think anymore, but I'm too exhausted to think about that now.


  1. Well, SOMETHING must have spooked the birds in the 4th shot.
    By the way, that's a hawk in the 3rd shot, it's too small to be an eagle of any kind.

  2. I'm so glad you were able to go bird watching, and I'm even more glad you had some fun. I'm delighted to see these pictures, especially the Blue Tits and the Bullfinch. We don't have those around here, I think they only live in Europe, maybe Asia as well.

    As for the Tall Man, I'm sure being in a forest all day after hearing that recording is a little unsettling, but I don't think you have much to worry about. You should just focus on the birds and the group, I guess if you feel up to it. But the bird are why you are there, so those should be most important.

  3. @EmptyEyes: If it weren't for the fact that he's a figment of my/our imagination, then that would have been a possibility. Though then again animals have an extraordinary ability of sensing things so perhaps they sensed this horrid tulpa that is the Tall Man through me, alas, he did not appear before me, so I don't see how they could've felt his presence.
    And yeah I'm pretty sure it's a hawk, but it could be something like a Booted Eagle or it could be an eagle of a larger kind, though an immature one.

    And as for your second comment; I have no idea what nonsense you're speaking.

    @Mary: Ooh, you don't? Well, I'm really glad I managed to get some pics of them then~

    Yeah, I can't deny that the recording creeped me out. I still only want to chalk his appearances up as hallucinations, but it's getting hard for me to tell what's what. Nevertheless I don't think he's any more real than we make him.

  4. Sorry, that was Lily. A 'Murder' is what you call a group of crows. And you call a group of Ravens an 'Unkindeness'. -Rose

  5. @EmptyEyes: Oh it's okay. My ignorance is showing through. XD I still think it's a little silly of you to state the obvious, is all.

    I'm here, I've just forgotten to log on recently.