Monthly Archives: March, 2010

Still no….

Still no White Duck, Dabchicks or Swans 🙁 There were 3 sets of Ducklings but if the next few nights are really cold then they do not stand much of a chance of survival – life is HARD in the wild (even Sleaford WILD) Mel and I heard a strange bird call quite a while […]

I have never seen this before…

I have never seen this before… a female Mallard came flying in from the Council Offices grounds with an EGG in its beak, when it landed on the water the egg dropped into the river and the mallard was unable to retrieve it. Was the mallard going to eat the egg ????? but its something […]

A little while ago…

A little while ago I mentioned that I thought we had had a visit by 2 ‘extra’ swans other than the 2 that have been seen on and off lately. I have now been told that someone witnessed all 4 swans on the slea and that 2 took off and chased each other and then […]

The 2 swans…

The 2 swans are stll around but I have not seen a Dabchick for about a week, there is not much cover at the moment so that may be why (if) the have gone somewhere else. In past years if a Dabchick has been on the Slea all through the winter has normally left at […]

Trail of destruction…

There was atrail of destruction along the Slea yesterday, fence broken and parts in river – bench seat in river – waste bin bent over – another waste bin in river – flotation ring (for rescue) from Lollycocks field in river, decorative wood ‘waffling’ destroyed and in river…. I dont know what the people who […]

Its a real shame…

Its a real shame because I think these ducklings are too early and will not survive… …there were seven ducklings and I would love to be proved wrong though. There were TWO Kingfishers on the Old Slea this Morning 🙂 also saw a Heron 🙂 The two new ducks are still around also. I saw […]