Monthly Archives: May, 2008

I saw both…

I saw both Dabchicks today so they are still around, it certainly looks like they are starting to nest 🙂 I also saw all 3 baby Moorhens and the baby Coot 🙂 I know its not from the Slea but I just had to post this shot of my Garden Blackbird singing his heart out […]

A surprise today…

A surprise today….. there was a DABCHICK on the Slea, just the one but this is how it went last year and eventually 2 did nest by late June early July. At almost the same time as I saw the Dabchick I also saw a Water Vole 🙂 The baby Coot and 3 baby Moorhens […]

I saw nature in the RAW…

I saw nature in the RAW this morning, a Jackdaw was plucking a duckling on the Banks of the Slea and then flew away with it, the only good thing is that I do not think the Jackdaw actually killed the duckling but just found it already dead – hope so anyway. I only saw […]

Have we still got 3 baby Moorhens…

Have we still got 3 baby Moorhens near the Mill – YES we have 🙂 They are getting a lot bigger but they do stray much too near the weir for my liking, I just hope none go over. There was a Duckling below the weir today so I assume that must have gone over […]

After not going down the Slea…

After not going down the Slea for a few days most things seemed ‘as was’ but there was also a nice highlight. First I saw a Water Vole carrying some dry vegetation into a little burrow so I am hoping he/she is nesting there 🙂 Although I thought we had lost a Baby Moorhen near […]