“Look at me!” says the talking bird from Turkey! Chapter 11

It’s Brian’s latest Guest Post from Uncle Spikes Adventures
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Hey Aunty Gill – yep, I’m still here!
Sorry I didn’t get to scribble some of my bestist thoughts for my favourite aunty in September; I just got soooo carried away with life as King Rooster! But, better late than never, eh, so here’s my letter at last…
No huuuge news, with summer now gradually out the way, it’s cooling off a bit now. But at least that means we don’t all have to walk around with our wings sort of half up all day long; just trying to get some air to our overheated parts.
Oh! What do you think of my new selfie Aunty Gill? This is my special serious look 
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I wanted to ask you about my new hair colour too… I got bored of my old plainness, and instead have opted for a more autumnal look, cool, eh? Farmer Spike says it’s just coz I’m fully growed-up now; that my teenage blandness has now been replaced by the full colourings of a boss-man rooster.
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Anyway, what else… oh yes, rain…. And lots of it for a few days. It’s back to hot and sunny again now of course, as we probably won’t get any bum-fluff chillin’ weather until January; but then at least it’ll be spring by mid February . The thunder and lightening was a bit mad – but we stayed close to the house, and Farmer Spike fed us there too, so we didn’t get too soggy.
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Plenty to eat now of course too, as the farm starts to slowly turn from brown dust, to shades of green once again (yay). We still find stuff to eat though, such as black figs. This was me and Missy eyeing up a snack! I usually keep watch down below while she gets up there and scoffs a few – as well as dropping some down for me too .

Look at how she can balance up there!! I usually fall all over the place, lol.

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Ok Aunty Gill, see ya. Love from yer Rooster Nephew, Brian xx
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Dear Brian
Just love your serious new look and glad to know all seems well with you ~ and that you are getting to eat the figs. We had tons of juicy brown figs this year and still picking the odd one or two. But the tree is green budding again! Crazy tree; it has to get through winter and may not realize it. They can’t last!
Nice to see Missy in your tree throwing you figs. Is that something to do with the ‘pecking order’ and your beautiful new coat and frilly bits? Beautiful tail!!!
Lots of love till next time from Aunty Gill x

Brian Guest writer and rooster who lives at Uncle Spike’s Farm please visit the lovely blog and become a Spikey!

Episode 11

Prelude

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Last night
The evening blush
Promised early morning sun

Yet over there at break
The bird still sits
Hidden in a mist

And on the chimney hush
Another barely wakes

While the long legged watchman
On the roof
Quietly stares

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Gill McGrath© August 29
first shot: yesterday evening from window ~ late
other shots: this morning from window ~ early

simple lines

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Saw an early bird against a tiny patch of sky
~Picked red tomatoes ready washed in rain
Stacked garden chairs all wet and  sun lit baked
Picked cut some figs and ate~
Then the cloudless sky at sunset late
Moon purple climbing high…….

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Gill McGrath© August 27  [6 am to 8 pm]

lazy days…..

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Now the morning wakes
to a silent chorus
bird song gone
the blackbird
sits
quietly
alone
without a care
while
just one
pigeon
in some far off tree
barely heard now
breaks into a moan ~ Gill McGrath© August 15

[ a silence fills the  first  morning air  now that territorial lines are less defined and bird families are mostly grown… although they still gather in large numbers all day, for the fast food waiting for them at their usual eating places]

why do pigeons moan?

Rooster News: “Gettin’ the hang of it!”

….. Yes it’s Brian the talking  Rooster from Uncle Spike’s Farm again.
Brian is the regular monthly guest from Uncle Spike’s Adventures ……..Press to visit and see more life on the lovely Turkish farm!
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Hellooo Aunty Gill – yep, another month and I’m still here!!
Mrs Fox has been back…, but only very late at nights, and by then we are all tucked up under the kitchen stairs with the metal gate across to keep us all safe, so ha ha Mrs Fox 

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I’ve been really practicing my singing lots and lots Aunty Gill, especially at two in the morning. I really think my voice sounds best just around that time, but Farmer Spike seems to disagree. But what does he know, eh? This is a photograph that Farmer Spike took of me this week. I was singing my special afternoon song, celebrating a cuddle with Missy a few minutes beforehand. I like cuddling a lot, so I like singing too I guess…

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I tend to do my singing as high up as I can find. I don’t mean from a tree; that would be silly and dangerous – and a bit scary too. But I do like to sing my songs from on top of the coffee table most days. Farmer Spike tells me off though. I think he likes my singing really… but I think he gets annoyed coz I tend to get all excited and drop a little something at the end of my song.Brian 11

Sometimes I stand on top of Junior Spike’s toys to do a spot of yodelling too. That’s fun! But the other day I didn’t half panic. Up I jumped. Flapped my wings to get ready (as us roosters do), and started to sing. One second later the thing went and moved down the slope!!! I almost fell off. I didn’t, but I did do a little something on there as well, oops!
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Chat next month I hope… See ya; from Rooster Nephew, Brian xx

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Hi Brian ~ Lovely to hear from you and to know you are doing so well. I hope you are getting your driver’s license in order! There is nothing quite like winging around in a smart flashy car to impress the ladies! Lots of love take care and see you same place next month from Aunty Gill XX ❤