The Old Forge (Tuesday 19th May 2020)
The day was barely underway when I heard flapping from the porch, and discovered that one of the garden great tits had flown in through a gap in the window and couldn't find its way out. I grabbed one camera after another to try to record the event as best as I could. The K-5 had previously been set at f22 which wasn't ideal to capture a fast-moving bird as it took off and landed on every possible surface, and I didn't notice the setting. I didn't like to keep it imprisoned for long so opened the front door for it and it flew off.
It was interesting hearing its call in isolation - should make it easier to recognise when I hear it in the garden.
So much better resolution in Large (Gallery) view
19.5.2020 (1401 hr)
Blip #3222 (#2972 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #017
Blips/Extras In 2020 #73/265 + #039/100 Extras
Day #3707 (840 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2351 (#2192 + 159 in archived blips)
Old Forge series
Taken with Pentax K-5 and Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
James Elkington - Ever-Roving Eye (recorded 2020, The Loft, Chicago IL)
James Elkington (vcl, gtr) with Lia Kohl (cello), Macie Stewart (vln), Paul Von Mertens (woodwind), Nick Macri (bass), Spencer Tweedy (dr), Tamara Lindeman (vcl)
Later in the morning the post brought me the new Mojo, whose cover CD, Mojo 2020 - Music For Homes - New Sounds For New Times, began with this James Elkington track. It appears to be in 5/4 time (or similar) and is described as "like Pentangle covering the Byrds' Tribal Gathering", which is about right. The Guardian gave the album a 4-star review. Formerly in a London-based band called the Zincs, he and the whole band relocated to Chicago in 2006 where he subsequently worked with the band Tortoise and established a career as a solo artist.
One year ago: