Just a few photos of the garden… I took them a few days ago when there was no sunshine! Also have just spent over an hour cutting back the variegated bush so looks a lot better… even if I ache! Oscar was checking what I had done!
It is so sad but it seems that our darling female falcon who we named between ourselves as Catherine, has not been seen for well over a week now, and as there were buzzards about and she was attacked by them it would seem she has died we are waiting to hear from the Hawk and Owl Trust tomorrow. Leaving the male to feed and look after the chicks, they are now a nice size he is doing a great job, but as well as the four chicks there is an intruder… a female juvenile falcon that has been sitting and trying to come onto the box, however it now seems that our male has been feeding her as well, so not looking as good as we would like for the chicks, but always we hope for the best. Our main photographer has allowed me to put this image on the blog, thanks Chris.
Think a few tears will however be shed, as we all get rather fond of these beautiful birds. We now just hope at least some of the chicks will survive a big ask for the male but he is a lovely caring bird, if you can call a huge bird caring, we all do on the Norwich peregrine site of course. This is the male with the chicks this evening…The colours are not the same through the camera on the Norwich Box, obviously they are rather beautiful as you can see from the other photograph.
A good night at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham with the Sole Bay Jazz Band … different sort of night once again very hot in there, perhaps we will have to move the chairs from near the fire door so we can allow a breeze to come in …or else those who sit there will have to wear coats!!!As the band and some of us get rather warm! A lot of regulars missing through holidays and sickness, however although lots of empty chairs those of us who were there enjoyed the music. Nice to see a few new faces as well as our regulars. Thanks Heidi for the smile! and thanks to my raffle ticket holders of course. and thank you all for digging deep as always. I still hope that some of our poorly folk may look on here and can get in touch to tell us how you are fairing…as everyone misses you. A couple of photos…bright shirt Derek!
Well all the rings are on the chicks this year well done to those who have that job, hope not too many nips from those beaks… and now they are so hungry Mum keeps getting chased all round the box, and those chicks are growing fast…