Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on…

March 24, 2009 in webcams by MrFarmer

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

Attached are a few photos from Cornwall for your website.

A couple of beach scenes from Polly Joke,

a calf spotted on Cubert

Common and a couple of spring flowers to complete the set. Sue Ogilvie

The Barn Owl Nest Box webcam was turned on today. Just before 5.30pm I saw that the Owls were mating, so it should not be long before we see an egg.

The camera that we have supplied is a colour/ mono camera that if there is sufficient light should go into colour mode. I think you will all agree the picture quality is far better than that of last year. A microphone has also been put into the nest box. As soon as time can be found the Trust hope to get it going.

The main Stream that meanders its way through the Farm, also runs very close to the side of the Lake. In places little more than eight foot apart. Unfortunately the past few wet years has caused the Stream to run faster and harder than normal, causing quite a lot of erosion. It would not be so bad but the stream runs at the bottom of a six foot bank with the top of the bank being level to the water line of the Lake, so the erosion has to be stopped.

We had an extortionate quote on stopping the erosion at the end of last year. It made me think that there must be an alternative way of doing the work needed. The intention was to do it my way during the Summer. Last week we had a visitor to the Farm and we spoke about the erosion and he suggested Willow Spiling, assuring that it was a very easy procedure. It was one of the extortionate quotes, that on making inquiries from Willow Growers will cost only a fraction of what we were quoted.