Sunday, 20 May 2012

A week of nature

It has been and eventful week here...

Thursday I went to the kitchen to fix lunch to find one of the swallows that is nesting in the barns opposite the house had flown into our house. I managed to grab it eventually and fling him out the door. I guess they are so used to flying in and out of buildings why should our house be any different?!

We have put up a beaded curtain now to hopefully deter wildlife from venturing inside when we have the door open.

Friday I was walking Star and found that the field next door was home now to a few horses who came to say hello.

Today we finally managed to capture the woodpecker on camera...

...the tawny owl that lives in the left barn came out to snooze in the sun.

...we uncovered a couple of toads while clearing the courtyard.

and a little mouse had supper under the bird feeder.

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