Poultry report


#222

Pore Tig. Happy New Year, Tig.
Soo xx


#223

The other convalescent didn’t make it. RIP Jules. The only consolation is that she had a year or so she wouldn’t have done; she and her sisters would have been culled had we not taken them.


#224

And it wasn’t a bad year or so for her, Joe

RIP Jules

Carinthia.xx


#225

RIP Jules.
As Carinthia suggests, Jules had a good life with you.
Soo xx


#226

So…poultry. We visited the Peebles Poultry Show at the weekend and Mr Bee took some pics. The subjects were, obviously, behind bars, but here are some examples:

Phew. This has taken all of my ‘techie’ energy. I hope that I haven’t crashed The Reporter.

Soo xx


#227

I never have Techie energy, Soo

I leave that to others…

Splendid Photies

Carinthia.xx


#228

Thanks, Carinthia. There are many more, but I’ll spare thee…
There is a pic of the African Grey, from Five Sisters Zoo - Mr Bee struck up quite a conversation with this one…I’ll try my hand at posting the video, but for now:

Such larks!

Soo xx


#229

Somewhere, a duck is watching you.
Intently. Implacably.
Unblinking.

Not that I want to alarm you at all…

Love the photies


#230

Encouraged azz one izz - have a Kookaburra, Gus:

We were that close and it didn’t peck our eyes out. Ducks are seriously intent in their gazing.

Soo xx


#231

Don’t be fooled, Soo dere: thattiz a kingfisher wot was put through the hot wash by mistake.
Hence the beady glaring.


#232

I’ll not get to sleep for snorking, Gus! Can’t wait to tell Himself!
Soo xxxx


#233

“I never dunnit yeronner. Also I come from a depraved family.”

“Did you spill me grain?”


#234

Not so far, there haven’t been.

< Takes stack of Vaughan Williams LPs and trusty shotgun and strides out looking Purposeful >


#235

Hardly the same, I appreciate, but yesterday we had 2, rather shy, woodpeckers in the garden & using the bird feeders.

I didn’t manage to get a photo, unfortunately, but such a welcome splash of colour.


#236

It was Robin Season in the garden yesterday, including one Serious Philosophical Discussion (lots of wings ‘n’ twittering) and one of 'em hoppiting through the gazebo.


#237

So, finally I got to meet the new arrivals; they’ve (quite sensibly) spent the last week hiding from Gareth and Hannah.


#238

They are delightful! Are they named?


#239

How wonderful they are! I wish them good luck in their progress to adulthood and, erm, femininity…
Soo xx


#240

Had to check on the naming. Provisionally, Nell (the yellow one) and Greta.


#241

Does she vant to be alone?