In work today , that makes a change as there is not much doing because of the recession. I work with two other guys doing chainsaw carvings, we use to work over at Derwent bay near Keswick, and we were called Derwent Bay bears due to the fact that the lads use to carve mainly bears. We now work from what use to be an old farm at Flusco not far from Penrith, and go by the name of Cumbrian Carvings. One of the partners Symon is at the Devon county show at the moment, where two of our carving have been presented to Sophie and prince Edward. see picture.
A lot of my work is done in the old barn, and a pair of swallows have built a nest in there almost above my head, and they don't seem to mind the sound of radio 2 blasting out . There was also two male pheasants about and a female. We also hear from time to time Curlew calling in the next field, possibly one of my favourite bird sounds, they came up from the coast last month back to their breeding grounds. Also close by is a large Rookery which gives out constant chatter all day. We put up a nest box on the side of a large larch tree as I very often hear a Pied Flycatcher about, but as yet no takers.
I live right in the centre of Penrith so don't get a great variety on our bird table , but this evening we have had male & female blackbird, and collared doves, blue tit, and a feral pigeon which we are discouraging as we would sooner the true wild birds have the food. And as I write have a dozen house sparrows.
Well I think that is it for today, Hope I can find something more interesting tomorrow.