Category Archives: 2008

Its a bit of a monstrosity…

Its a bit of a monstrosity… …but on a positive note it will make it easier to cross the river, on a negative note it blocks the view (worse from the opposite view of the river to this picture) and makes you feel more closed in. Now we just need someone with a welding kit […]

At last its arrived…

At last its arrived, the New ‘New Street’ Bridge that is… … we waited for quite a while to see it being put in place but they must have been assembling it or something as not much seemed to be happening, so we went on our way. I saw ‘Stiff Legs’ and ‘Tube Duck’ but […]

All quiet on the Slea front…

All quiet on the Slea front… even the New Street Bridge is QUIET because they still have not got the new one in place, I think the organisation of this has been a disaster from the start. I had another good view of the Kingfisher and also saw the Dabchick, Stiff Legs and Tube Duck […]

Another nice view of the…

Another nice view of the Kingfisher 🙂 Also saw the Dabchick, Stiff Legs and Tube Duck 🙂 Sadly as I was leaving Allan pointed out a dead Moorhen floating by, it looked as though it had only just died and caused probably by a fight over territory with another Moorhen 🙁 Strangely some people think […]

The Dabchick is…

The Dabchick is still around but no sign lately of the Swan or Coot. I did also see ‘Stiff Legs’ and ‘Tube Duck’ today and both are fine. I was past the Mill this morning when the Kingfisher saw me almost opposite and it flew only a few yards downstream and perched on a branch, […]

Nothing much happening…

Nothing much happening on the Slea at the moment. THe Dabchick is back in the reeds but the Swan and Coot have not been seen for a few days. Tube Duck is still doing very well and seems to have a mate in tow 🙂 This is not ‘our’ Slea Heron but they all look […]

Its a week since…

Its a week since the tube came off ‘tube ducks’ beak, so I kept a close look out for her and found her near the Hub, she looked perfectly ok and had some bread that someone offered her 🙂 so I think this story has a happy ending 🙂 A ‘new’ woman seems to have […]

The plastic tube was still…

The plastic tube was still on the Ducks beak 🙁 so I did what I always try and do and that is to break some bread into about 15 very small pieces and throw them in to the ‘tube duck’, she normally gets a small piece of bread if she is lucky but of course […]

The Duck with the tube…

The Duck with the tube over its beak has still not been caught, she must be getting very hungry by now. Mel and I tried to catch her again this morning but without any luck, just to be certain the RSPCA have not forgot about her I reported the problem to them again. I just […]

Sadly the duck…

Sadly the Duck with the plastic tube on its botton beak still has not managed to get it off, she must be very hungry by now. We saw a RSPCA lady who had come to try and catch her but had failed, so we also helped her but we still could not catch the duck. […]

This morning there was a duck…

This morning there was a duck with a clear plastic tube over its lower beak, it cannot feed and probably cannot drink either. Mel went home and got a net and we tried to catch it but couldn’t 🙂 I rang Neil (EA) who has a direct number for the local RSPCA and he said […]

The Swan was still on…

The Swan was still on Lollycocks pond, or to put it more correctly, on the banks of Lollycocks pond, and having a sleep. The Coot was also still there and the Dabchick was in the reeds on the Slea as usual. Another reflection shot of a duck… Terry

The Swan was…

The Swan was on Lollycocks pond this morning, he/she has some marks on its neck so it has been fighting, probably chased off from somewhere and ended up on the Slea. The Coot was also still on the pond and the Dabchick was, as normal, in the reeds. Not from the Slea but from my […]

The Swan is back…

The Swan is back and here he/she is having a bath this morning… …I do not think we have seen this Swan on the Slea before as he seems young, probably just over a year old (2007 cygnet), as he has not got a very big ‘knob’ at the top of his beak which is […]

I have been told by…

I have been told by Allan and Barbara that there was a swan on the Slea on Saturday but it was not around this morning. The Dabchick is still in the reeds, Mel and I walked down past the railway bridge to where a small pond is and something that looked like a Dabchick dived […]