Wednesday, May 25, 2011

3 Greenfinch Chicks

Here is the well hidden nest of a silver greenfinch, looking at the 3 chicks its seems likely they will all be Silvers too. Will look at ringing them after the weekend and once fledged they can learn to fly in the aviary.
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4 Greenfinch Chicks

We are lucky enough to have some more Greenfinch chicks hatched the last couple of days, tho as they are Avairy bred its had to be 100% sure of the parentage, it looks to be that we have 4 pied chicks in this nest, one hatched a day later than the others so is a little smaller but all in all they are doing well, the mother is so tame and protective and feeds her chicks well and in a few days time they can have leg rings popped on and continue to grow on.
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Last Wednesday at Hopfields for the Mobile library

I'm half way through the last week for the Welwyn Hatfield Mobile and its been a strange week, I've only seen 2 customers today, and doubt I will see many more. Its no wonder the service has been closed when so few people take advantage of its weekly visits. I will miss many of my customers and several has promised to come see me at the "Big Library" it won't be the same tho.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saterday nights

In my mind in so many ways my daughter Jo is still the same age as she is in this photograph age 5, but then on evenings like tonight when she kisses me goodnight when she leaves to go to the pub I am so proud of the woman she has grown to become.

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Waiting in line to get into the carpark at John Lewis, its very warm with the soft-top down, sitting in the sun listening to Apocolyptica and the worlds supposed to end today? Can't see it myself :-)
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Saterday morning and looking after the babies in the Avairy, with a range of chicks and ages this time of year a lot of time is spent making sure they are all safe and well. Kev was a star and cleaned out all the smaller cages yesterday and the chicks are doing well. We had 4 zebra finch chicks and a canary fledge today, its such a lovely thing to watch a bird learn to fly.
The girls have moved out to their sun rooms and are happily sunbathing or scratching around being chickens :-) a good handful of Meal-worms, corn and fine seed scattered in the runs keeps them happy for hours, they are such a funny bunch to watch, and 'appeny our chicken seeking asylum is happy on her own and she is also begging for treats, and todays treat is the veggies that where cooked when Kev made soup yesterday :-)
Its nice to sit on the deck in the sun and watch our little birdies enjoy the sun. The local Sparrow Hawk with its long yellow legs just drifted across the garden and starlings and sparrows scattered to the trees and hedges, safe to chirp another day.
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Friday, May 20, 2011