Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Nine Month Winter

Mid - May and the weather is atrocious, basically a repeat of last year. It's becoming that we can boast having 9 month Winters !!

 Even the Birds are acting as though the autumn was here, seeking out food a full time business just to keep the cold at bay. 

With the arrival of the cygnets imminent, Popeye is on close standby and Penny trying to keep the nest dry and windproof to allow the hatch underneath. The 7 surviving ducklings are doing well and a safe size from crows and gulls.

 The pigeons in the aviary will be let loose tomorrow, and the wee duckling with the badly broken leg continues to get pain relief medication.

I only hope the weather improves before more ducklings show up !

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