Dogscome2 - Spring/Summer 2009 Blog
Spring has gone the gorse has been in abundance a splendid
mass of yellow with its strong perfumed almost coconut smell followed
by the heady scent of the Hawthorne blossom. The cuckoos returned early
this year and we have been hearing them daily for some time now.
A sign of hope for summer.
The first foals were born a little later this year a good
thing as the spring grass doesn't really comes through here until early
May.They are now scampering around happily wiith their new friends at
least most of them are, here is a very sleepy foal, sunbathing whilst
Mum keeps an eye on things.
The swallows have again returned to us. Fantastic little
birds, the "red arrows" of the bird world with their dexterity
and speed of flying.
The deer are numerous in this area, no need to make special
trips elsewhere to see them. Groups of females can often be seen laying
down together in fieldsof grazing horses/ponies.
Those of you who have been before will be interested to
know that our neighbours geese now have some goslings. It has been
7 years since they last had any. The six goslings in the photo with the
goose and very protective gander are doing very well. A seventh gosling
was sadly found upside down in a hole about 2 days after the others appeared.
A valiant attempt at hand-rearing is being made with lots of TLC
and swimming lessons in the water butt. Even if its not successful at
least he/she will have been given a second chance.
The cotton grass is in bloom at present, the fluffy white
heads waving gracefully in the breeze.
Don't try to walk over to them as they grow in the bogs.
A common spotted orchid I saw on my walk today
Updated 1st June 2009
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