Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz night…

This Thursday the 26th of May (goodness is it really that date!) the Sole Bay Jazz Band will be playing at The Sports Pavilion… Ditchingham, the line up for this week Alan has just sent is…

Tim Densham…

Derek Cubitt…

Bill Brewer…

Tony Jullings…

Craig Hipperson…

Alan Cugnoni…

Hope to see a good crowd to enjoy the live music…

8pm-10.30pm

Monday, May 23, 2016

Garden!

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!




More Peregrine news…

The Male Peregrine is doing a great job of feeding those screaming chicks of his, he nearly gets pushed off the edge this morning, but they are still surviving…


Poor Dad!

Well I have just been invited to be on the admin team on the Peregrine site, so thank you very much, I hope I can help . A great site to be part of.

Wednesday and those chicks are growing fast thanks to Dad.Tug of war with them now and the chick nearly won!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Peregrine…

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.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz and Friends…

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!




Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

This Thursday evening 19th May The Jazz band will be at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham for an evening of live music to enjoy.

The line up will be… 

Tim Densham…

Derek Cubitt…

Tony Parsons… 

Ray Simmons…

Alan Cugnoni…

Tony Jullings…

Craig Hipperson…

Seven talented musicians to play for us, so come along and enjoy, there will be a raffle as usual to help support the Band…and some nice prizes if you are lucky enough to win! And it is fun…

Hoping that some of the people who are feeling will be able to join us this week…

Monday, May 16, 2016

More Peregrines

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…