Vote to name the peregrine chick at Nottingham:
Hi Anette yes when they come to see mum and dad i will pop in to see them too busy at the moment to go and see them where they live so will have to wait while they come this way,as for should you were asking how it was a lot better since having the injection can now lift my arm up over my head without much pain now the pain only now seems to be in the top of my arm but not too painful that is still probably to do with the tendonitis that i was told i have when i went to the hospital before i had the injection and he said that i could have it for weeks/months
Two of the Charing Cross chicks, I notice one has a leg ring on.
If nothing goes right, go left! :-)
Here is little chubby from Nottingham :-)
This is outrageous.
Sandy, I have already written to my MP and Richard Benyon. To add to what has been said, there are not as many shoots these days and far too many pheasants are being released into the wild so I don't understand why the buzzard is being blamed for any loss.
Sandy : I could not agree more. This government gets more scary by the minute.
Sandy I have emailed Richard Benyon expressing my disgust at this plan. I intend also to contact my local MP, though I believe he may be a supporter of the shooting lobby. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Glorious day here, too, and lots of sun. We are lucky - some areas near the sea in the N.West are covered in cloud and nothing like as warm.
Have filled the washing line 3 times and am looking for more household furnishings to wash ~ don't sit still or you will be in the tub, too...
Sandy Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I've emailed Richard Benyon expressing my disgust at the plan and I'll take it up with my local MP, though I think he may be a 'friend' of the shooting lobby. Sorry about th 'double post' - thought my original message hadn't posted.
My MP is as much use as a chocolate teapot so I wont be emailing him.
Am I scared of a terrorist attack.......No.
Am I scared of what 'Call me Dave' will do next......Yes.
Hello Annette, Alan and everyone :-) i have been an addict of this site for about a year now and have thoroughly enjoyed everyones comments over the year. Yesterday i felt compelled to post when a peregrine chick THAT large appeared to have vanished, i was so relieved when Alan actually pointed it was still actually there :-)
Anyway thanks for letting me join in, im finding it difficult to do much else as am glued to various web cams..but am supposed to be getting ready for my hols in Tiree with my lovely man chris and our smiley samoyed Shawn...lots of love jo xxx
Alan: I enjoyed your holiday photos!!! Well done! The Bodnant Gardens are glorious. I really loved seeing the close-up of your jay. Such a unique and fascinating bird. Very different from our jays, but the bit of striped blue feathers makes me think that ours evolved from yours or they had a common ancester. Nice to see the redpoll, too. Thanks for posting!!! Very interesting article about the Great Egrets in Britain. I used to see a lot of them when I visited Florida. Very elegant birds, and in Florida they were fairly tame. If I can find some of my old photos, I'll post a couple. Glad you had a good holiday.
Brenda: Congratulations on the return of the swallows for this year.
Alicat: What a beautiful baby!!! Yay!
Smiliesam: Welcome! What a great dog you have! Have a good time in Tiree!
Patricia: Your photos were breathtaking. Just lovely. Loved, loved, loved those pretty ducks.
bjane: You are in my thoughts, and I hope things are going as well as is possible. I'm very sorry about Pud.
Sandy: I read the article at the link you posted. Such an abomination! Alan: I agreed with all of your comments, too (as usual). :-)
Lynette: I'm so, so glad that you had a nice holiday. Your photos were just lovely! Dyfi is such a beautiful place. I get the updates on the nest every day on my Facebook. I would love to visit there.
Margo: I'm so pleased you had a lovely holiday. Good that you saw your sister and visited the donkey sanctuary (I would love that!). I have to admit that I let out a big sigh of relief when you said that Billie's former owners didn't want her back. I was on the edge of my seat! Wonderful that you know about your past now.
AQ: I can't believe that you are already doing food shopping. Woo-hoo!!! Don't overdo it, though. Hope Mr. AQ had a successful baby-sitting experience. LOL I would like to see that humpback whale.
OG: I'm so glad that you're making good progress on your garden tasks before you leave on holiday, especially the grasses bed. Yay! I know you're really busy. Please slow down and don't overdo it, though! You don't want to be in pain for your holiday. Wonderful that you have house martins nesting on the gable ends. Lovely birds.
Annette: I'm glad you got to experience the eclipse. Yay! I hadn't heard about the Arizona fires. I hope that your granddaughter and family stay safe. Sounds like the heavy smoke in the valley would be hard on everyone's respiratory function.
I didn't watch the Frontline episode about the high death rate for phone-tower climbers. It doesn't surprise me, though. My much-younger cousin was a lineman for a local electric company. He was killed while working on the lines to restore power during a severe thunderstorm.
Happy birthday to your OH! I hope you have a WONDERFUL time with your family!!! I was so very pleased to see the final whale count numbers. Outstanding! I'm so glad that all is well with the gray whales. It's nice to see a success story once in a while! Woo-hoo!!!
Hi to George, Sandra, Trish, and everyone I've missed.
Patricia - Please send some of those whistling ducks - they would look very nice in my garden LOL
Alicat - Your nephew's baby hardly looks newborn! So calm and quiet. Beautiful.
Sandra & Alan - Thanks for pics of Big Fat Chicks.
OG, Brenda & Diane - No I don't overdo the shopping expeditions as all I do is fill the trolley! OH drives me thither, collects trolley-load of stuff, loads it into car, unloads when home. Then I rest after watching him.
OG, Annette & Diane - OH found 2 hours of baby-sitting LittleMiss exhausting "She didn't stop the whole time". He is starting to get an inkling of what mothers learnt long ago - housework is never done. He's been complaining that he needs to vacuum again before he's finished . . . then he spotted spider webs that he'd missed. Spray 'em with glitter, sez I.
Loved the pics of Gloria & her marching troop. Chilly day, we near the beach have reached 13 C but the city is only 11 C. I'm sitting here with my feet snuggly in foot-warmer! Overnight we had an inch of rain. Alas it is not enough. The farmers need season-breaking rains to sow their crops & then follow-up rain.