the perfect delivery … like a birdsong

A blog by ©hinaman:

you take a long step, maybe a couple
gradually increasing speed to the optimum momentum
and then with a smooth overarm movement you release the ball
your arm glides down in a graceful follow through

if you ever hear a bird singing to you
the ’song’ of the smooth action of a bowler,
it is the Chaffinch

and listen for the couple of times he pulls up before the delivery
and one where he pushes through a faster one

Chaffinch: Fringilla coelebs

RSPB Guide
The chaffinch is the UK’s second commonest breeding bird, and is arguably the most colourful of the UK’s finches. Its patterned plumage helps it to blend in when feeding on the ground and it becomes most obvious when it flies, revealing a flash of white on the wings and white outer tail feathers. It does not feed openly on bird feeders – it prefers to hop about under the bird table or under the hedge. You’ll usually hear chaffinches before you see them, with their loud song and varied calls.

I can also love birdwatching, can’t I? :-D


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