There are five new photographs on the Photo page starting…

March 25, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

There are five new photographs on the Photo page, starting from number one. I am sure that there must be some good photographers who have not yet sent any photographs in for the Photo page.

The Cuilin Mountains on the Isle of Skye. Lindsay.

This goose seemed to think he was a mallard, followed them everywhere. FF.

Sea birds nesting in every nook and cranny on these rocks at Stack rocks near Castlemartin in Wales. Marie.

The blackbird was supposed to be a thrush but as I got the camera sorted it had flown away and I ended up with this. Sue.

White Peacock. Bec.

I did not approve a couple of entries on the Forum yesterday as both had links to other sites.

I must be off of my head, for some how we now have a pet Ram Lamb. The Ewe was not letting the Lamb that I wrote about last night feed from her she was knocking it out of the way with it head every time he tried. We had bottle fed the Lamb all day. When we went to feed it last night at about 9.pm, it was out of the Sheep pen, laying out on its own and bleating. When we picked it up to give him his bottle feed he felt cold. That was it, into the Farm House he came. We partitioned off a small area in the wash room, gave him a feed, and did he drink a lot, a hot water bottle under a towel and off to sleep he went, the first time i should think since he was born. We don’t know if he is going to survive, we really don’t know if he got any colostrum from his Mother. We did manage to get him to get a little feed from the Ewe. That meant tying her up and putting the Lamb on to the Ewes teat, but we are unsure if she had any colostrum left. We have named him Thornton. Appropriate I reckon for this time of year.. He seems really well, but we will have to see how it goes.

We may just have a pair of Geese going to nest on the Lake. I must admit I don’t know if I am pleased or not after in previous years the Goslings not surviving. I don’t think that the pair that are on the Lake have been here before. I am sure that I would have remembered, the size difference is to noticeable not for me to have remembered. I am taking it that the larger Bird is the Gander, The Goose is also feeding a lot from the bottom of the Lake, that other Geese have rarely done here. The pair are also grazing and laying on the sides of the Lake in different places. As we couldn’t see the Geese on the Lake this afternoon we thought that they must have flown off, so this afternoon I started to wire up the new camera that will over look the island. Whilst on the ladder I was able to see that both the Goose and the Gander were on the island, they didn’t seem bothered about us being there at all. I have never seen a pair of Geese on the island before, only the Goose when she has been laying an egg of incubating the Eggs. When I had not seen the Geese on the Lake and had thought that they had flown off, they were more than likely on the island.

I am not going to try the remote Duck for a day or two, just in case it frightens the geese away. The new camera and the remote Duck should help to find out what it is that is a danger to the Gosling.