Thursday, 29 April 2010

Red Mites Return!

A quieter few days again although Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Common Tern were all added to the yearlist on 28th. A Shelduck, a pair of Pintail, 5 Teal and a Red-breasted Merganser were duck highlights. Goose numbers have dropped but there are still c100 Pinkfeet and 15 Barnacle Geese present. Raptor passage was noted with Short-eared Owl, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel all passing through. On the passerine front 12 Rook, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin and c10 Swallows and a mealy Redpoll were new.

We have staff coming out of ears and nothing for them to do!!
Lubo is going through a difficult, awkward, nervous adolescent stage!
Ponies are to be wormed today, then moved to a new paddock on Sunday!
Chickens, despite our best efforts, are unfortunately not totally free of Red Mites!

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