Today s photographs starting from number eleven were taken by…

May 25, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

Today’s photographs starting from number eleven were taken by Vicky and David, two of this weeks holiday guests staying in the cottages at Denbury Farm. There are still various dates available during June and July for holidays at the Farm.

Branston sharing his food with a lamb at Denbury. Vicky.

Lady and her Foal. Vicky.

Train at Minehead station. David.

Lady’s foal taken at Denbury. David.

The goslings at Denbury. David.

Here are a couple of news items sent in bu Elsie over the past couple of weeks.

Here is their message …

Whatever next, Karen would love this. Elsie.

Swans cause a flap for rush-hour drivers

RUSH-hour traffic was brought to a standstill when two swans and their cygnets wandered across a busy road.

Passers-by rushed to stop cars as the six birds tried to cross the busy Claremont Road roundabout in Newcastle city centre today.

Vehicles on the sliproad for the city’s central motorway were stopped in both directions for several minutes.

The swans were ushered in the direction of nearby Leazes Park. and once there they headed for the parks lake.

Radio producer Steve Drayton, 47, was cycling to work when he saw the swans.

“I saw the traffic backed up in all directions. At first I thought there had been an accident then I saw the swans,” he said.

“They were being ushered across the road by two ladies from the roundabout where it seems they had roosted for the night.

“But they were heading for a slip road so I jumped off my bike and helped steer them back towards the park.”

Ural be expecting me…

LIFE’S a hoot at an owl sanctuary in the region after the arrival of a long-awaited addition.

Ural owls Ursula and Unwin have been trying for three years to start a family.

Staff at the Kirkleatham Owl Centre, near Redcar, east Cleveland, decided to help out this year and put the clutch of eggs laid by Ursula in an incubator.

After a month-long incubation, the proud parents have a son.

Centre manager Craig Wesson said: “Ursula and Unwin have been attempting to breed without success for the past three years, so this year we decided to place the eggs in our incubator to check that they were fertile or discover why they were not hatching. After a month-long incubation, our first Ural owl hatched.”

In the wild, the brown and ash greycoloured Urals are a bird of the northern forests and are found from Europe to Japan.