Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Just a quick update on the chicks progress.....

they are now getting their feathers and look more Punk than pretty, eating anything that they can find that tastes good and fits into their beaks

plus it looks as though the white one
here who is called Dash may be a male as he is getting feathers on his legs, but we hope Pebble below will be a lovely girl like her mum.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Hi everyone I thought you might like to see these little chaps and their big Daddies.......

Here the chicks are only two days old.....

and here they are now around a week old.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Having been given some chickens by a friend recently we have started to get a new regular visitor who seems to have become accustomed to following them around and picking up the fallen seed from our bird feeders.....

he looks great in his new plumage and no doubt is already looking for a mate for the new year

and these are the Silki Cockerels who now call our garden home

as you can see the pheasant loves to get the high ground and watch them as they go about their work.

Friday, December 28, 2018

We are lucky to have this as our new front garden

and will shortly start to try and capture some images of its inhabitants.........

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Crackin week Gromit

So much has happened I had to find time let you all know about it.
On Tuesday the first of our Swallows arrived from Africa always a good sign - photo's to follow.
On Wednesday I walked down to the pond with the feed for the ducks and a female Moorhen popped off the island followed by five little black bobbits.
Both parents are very attentive and keep the little ones in the shadows so they are safe from predators.
Then to top it all today Chantelle the female Mallard's eggs hatched. First I saw one on his own and chirping, he had come to far and get stuck, he was at the opposite end of the pond from mums nest. Then I noticed three more in the centre of the pond so got the boat in the water and put the singleton back with it's siblings. Whilst on the water mum popped out from her secure nest site with more babies, then more appeared, then even more until eighteen frenzied little stripy balls of fluff were following mum around on the water.
One face in a crowd.
Mum and the Eighteen.

Saturday, February 22, 2014


This is so Scarlett can see our new arrivals - they are three young ducks who are all females.
Here we have Jackie, Jemima and Polly, so-called because Sue says that Jackie and Polly look like a Jackson Pollock painting.

These guys have never seen a pond or large amount of water so we will see how long it takes for them to follow the other ducks and start to enjoy a good swim and a bath. 
We only really wanted to just get the two dark ones but knew that the other would be in the pot tomorrow if she did not come home with us.
Another very temporary guest is this little chap who is a Garden Dormouse, whose hibernation I disturbed when getting some bales of straw down from our pile.
I popped him into a box with some of the straw and am happy to say that shortly after this photo session he burrowed into the straw curled into a ball and went back to sleep. He is now safe in a quiet cold part of the house where he will stay for the next few weeks until he is ready for the great outdoors.
To finish here are two shots of our Snowdrops before they fade away for another year......


Monday, January 20, 2014


Sorry for not having posted for so long - I have put together a selection of my Images from last year with a tentative link to water.
Dancing in the mist
mist in the pines
our Syrah sorting out the new girl
the eyes have it

saplings in the flood
one of our Coypu
here he is showing you his wonderful orange teeth
fluffing up against the cold