Starting from number one there are five new photographs on…

February 11, 2009 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number one there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.

FLOOD PHOTOS FROM TAUNTON AREA.

RIVER TONE IN FLOOD AT BURROW BRIDGE. JOHN AND MARIE.

THIS ROAD IS NOW A RIVER. JOHN AND MARIE.

THIS WAS A FIELD NOW A LAKE. JOHN AND MARIE.

THIS IS WHERE THE RIVER TONE AND THE PARROT MERGE BURROW MUMP IS IN THE BACKGROUND. JOHN AND MARIE.

Here’s a pic of our unexpected snowfall.The bird and squirrel dishes are somewhere under there …you may be able to see their footprints! I managed to shovel them out and fill them…only one missing, but it will appear when it all melts. Marie/NJ.

At Denbury as John and Marie we have had quite bad floods at the end of our drive. Also we still have a lot of snow that has not melted.

There was a Little Egret on the Lake this morning. When I changed the cameras over at about 7.45am he was on the waters edge. I wasn’t that concerned that it would have had one of our Fish for breakfast as in the weather most of the Fish will be at the bottom of the Lake, and I reckon that he must have been resigned to that itself in the way that it looked so uninterested in Fishing. Little Egrets tend to be a little more selective in the size of Fish that they take, unlike the Heron that will stab at anything that move even though the Fish will to large to eat, causing damage or death to the Fish. It stayed for about three quarters of an hour before flying off, probably to a shallow ornamental Fish Pond in someones Garden. Today’s visit by the Little Egret was only the second time that I have seen one on the Lake, the last being five to six years ago in the Spring. I was driving back to the Farm House along our drive when I noticed one Fishing from the Island, on stopping to watch it I saw two Heron next to each other. One of the Herons was a lot larger than the other that made me think, maybe wrongly that the parent was feeding the youngster or teaching it to Fish. I didn’t wait to find out, a clap of my hands soon had them flying off.

Nice to see your input on the Forum Taffy. What I have written is not meant as a rebuff to yours or Lindsay’s Forum inputs. Denbury is surrounded by many hundreds if not thousands of Trees, so what I have written is not sentiment’s for a couple of Trees in a back garden. Ivy is a food source for Birds, it is also eaten by Deer, Sheep and Cows etc, and is used as a Roost in the Winter by Bats and Birds. It is also believed to have healing properties for Animals. So Ivy can be an important plant for many reasons. Unfortunately it is the cause of the majority of fallen Trees in our Woods at Denbury and others Trees where Ivy may grow. Live and Healthy Trees also supply food for Birds and Wildlife. Ivy not only causes Trees to fall, it will also take more water from the ground than the Trees, stopping the Trees growth, at times causing Trees to die. At Denbury the Bats use the Quarries for their Winter Roosts. Trees are no less important than any other living form. In fact Trees more so for a lot of reasons. Why should we let Trees that could be many hundred of years, or any age to die through being overwhelmed with Ivy. I will do no less to protect the Trees at Denbury than I do for Birds, Bats and all other Wildlife. If that means removing the Ivy to stop the Trees from being over burdened and top heavy, that makes them easier to be blown over, or make the heavy weight that snow settling on the Ivy, that causes them to snap or fall over and die, I will do so. Mind you there is so many Trees over burdened with Ivy in the Woods, it will take a couple of life times to remove it all.