Friday, 29 May 2009


This is Jim, though I think of him as Bird-Man. He was actually quite happy to be photographed but doesn't do 'camera smile'. Good for him!
Every morning for the last 10 years, he's done a circuit of the valley, feeding birds along the way. A group of pigeons meets him outside a pub for the first feed, then swoop across country to meet up with him as he rounds the towpath near my boat for a second feeding. Some perch on his arm.
Then futher on, the jackdaws gather and he carries different food for different birds. There's bread for ducks, pigeons and geese, seeds for little birds and dog biscuits for jackdaws, a couple of squirrels and my dog. In fact it looks like every tow-path mutt knows Jim and he seems to have time for them all.


grey wolf said...

one of the people that know what really matters in life.

Carrie said...

I think you're right wolfie. I'm sure the birds would manage just fine without him but it's lovely to see his connection with them.