May 22nd – Dust bath

More work in the garden today, reclaiming a lot of ground in the chicken run by being brutal with the hedge cutter, chain saw and rotavator. The chickens were delighted and immediately had a great dust bath. Dust bathing is also a very important ritual for chickens, serving the purpose of keeping their feathers clean,Continue reading “May 22nd – Dust bath”

May 12th – Where are the strings?

I got another slap for this comment when my eagle eyed wife said “look at the Red kites”. Not my best photo, as they were very high, but nice to see anyway. After being almost wiped out in the UK, a re-introduction programme was launched. In 1989, six Swedish birds were released at a siteContinue reading “May 12th – Where are the strings?”

May 10th – Building without planning permission!

We have been having a coffee in the morning out the front, and have noticed a very industrious builder incredibly close to the house…… OK – There’s a pair of pigeons constantly in and out of our hedge, and I am not sure about building a nest? The amount of work and material they takeContinue reading “May 10th – Building without planning permission!”

April 20th – What so you see?

Today’s photo, captured on my phone, could quite possibly be the worst photo I have ever taken. You can’t really see what it is…… Which actually is the point of today’s post. Confused? Thought so …. Let me explain…. Whilst on my walk with the 4 legged children today, I ‘safely’ saw/passed a few folkContinue reading “April 20th – What so you see?”

March 12th – Cleaners

We came across a flock of vultures on our travels today, riding the thermals, and obviously waiting to devour something. These creatures aren’t the prettiest bird in the world but they do a fantastic job of cleaning up our world. Imagine the smell of rotting carcasses, and the bacteria that goes along with death. TheseContinue reading “March 12th – Cleaners”

Jan 28 – “Can I get it Dad?”

Today’s post stars our Large Munsterlander Alfie. At just 18 months old, he is a big slop, but he his hunting instincts are acute, with the slight nervousness about water 🤣. The vast majority know that I love wildlife. I especially like to shoot wildlife……. Wait for it…… with my camera 📷, that way othersContinue reading “Jan 28 – “Can I get it Dad?””