There are five new photographs on the Photo page starting…

May 12, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

There are five new photographs on the Photo page, starting from number six.

Bluebells were just coming out in the woods at Rufford Country Park, Judy.

Waterfall in Glen Nevis near Fort William,Scottish Highlands. Lindsay.

Mimi, our cat age 15, who died about 6 weeks ago. Anjela.

Another photo I took at the airport last week. Julia.

Watering the garden found this little frog hopping around. Liz.

Lady had a Colt Foal last night and we managed to miss it. There is always a first time, missing Lady giving birth was the first time that I had ever missed one of my Horses Foal, and I am not best pleased about it. I had checked Lady yesterday evening when she came in from the Horse field and there was no sign of her Foaling. I put the alarm clock on for 2.am. Lady was a bit fidgety but showed little sign of Foaling. I woke again a 4.pm and had the shock of my life when I saw the Foal.

There are so many things that can go wrong and if it does you could well find a dead Foal. It happened a number of times when we had Cows Calving and it is not nice for any animal to have their offspring born dead or die shortly after being born. Unfortunately the Foals feet must have caught the side of Lady’s Virgina causing some nasty tearing of the skin tissue inside and out, that has needed Lady to have twenty stitches. It could have been worse for if the tear had been larger it could have caused tearing to urethra that could have been life threatening.

If you were watching whilst the Veterinary was stitching Lady, you would have seen that we had a piece of string tightened by a length of wood. It is called a twitch, it acts as a natural type of sedative by releasing . I should imagine that you would think that it was barbaric and would be painful, I can promise you that it is not. We have given Lady painkillers and she will need antibiotic for a couple of days, she should then be fine.

The Barn Owl Trust aviary webcam has been changed to the inside of the Barn that the Nest Cam is situated. You will be able to see the Barn owls going in and out of the nest box when the Adults are feeding the Owlets. A new webcam page and thumbnail will be put on the site over the next couple of days.

Lock of the Lowe’s fitted the PTZ camera that we supplied them. It will be showing the Red Squirrel and Pine Martin feeding area. It will be able to be moved, so you should be able to see a lot more of the Locks wildlife. There needs to be some adjustment made to the broadcasting to make it a much better picture.