Archive for April, 2014

Farming sheep is a messy business, having asked my friend whose daughter is partner to a farmer if I could get hands on with lambing, he duly arranged it. It is his hands you see assisting in the birth of twin lambs. Sheep who were in the shed and had given birth had to be moved to pasture and those about to give birth brought into the shed or if too late given assistance in the field. Not all the sheep are obligingly lying down but have to be caught, enter the quad bike, and a shepherd's…
Easter weekend and 4 days off, had two visits to the Osprey site where the usual viewing area showed no rebuilt eyrie, I did see an Osprey bathing in the estuary but it did not visit the eyrie site. On my second visit whilst "glassing" a female marsh harrier an Osprey with a fish came into the same view, ahh, which bird to follow? the osprey won and I watched it do, for me, unusual flight patterns, it circled like a buzzard over the far side of the estuary from the eyrie then after 4 or 5 circles it flew…
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