Monday, 26 October 2009

Went out to dinner with some friends last night, its impossible to get to a pub on a sunday evening, they must all be making a fortune as they all either close or stop serving food at 7.00pm, so we went to the Feathers in Ledbury, it was very good, I would happily go again. My car was a little trying yesterday, the drivers door won't open from the inside and it is amazingly difficult to open by leaning out of the window, so I took it to the garage. They said they could fix it so to bring it back later, I had to go and get some coach screws for putting up the new owl nest boxes, so I put my bike in the back and drove it back to the garage. It is about five miles home and such a lovely day, I cycled. The saddle on my bike was too low so we fixed it at the garage before I started for home. Or so I thought! But no, it slowly subsided so that after about a mile I could not straighten my legs when peddling and I like to have a very high saddle. It was a less than pleasant and somewhat tiring ride home peddling away with my knees under my chin!

I tried to take a christmas picture of all the dogs, but failed in that, black dogs are so hard to photograph and the sun was hitting some but not all, so it did not work, I will try again - and again! Casper flew very well this afternoon, and even the Lugger who bit my tongue did well too. The gymnogene needs to be jessed and tried outside its aviary, that will be a test. But Eager the Long-eared Owl was 215 grams and did not behave, I thought I was going to have to climb the tree to get him down!

Its been very mild again, and its really odd to see gorgious autumn colours and at the same time the roses are still out! Linda came and took some lovely photos, some of which I will put here. the day was lovely, and the pups have such a good time out in the field in the sun in the afternoon, half the visitors are watching them play rather than the birds flying, but that's OK.



I have to say that keeping a weblog can at times become compulsive and at other times a chore. Sometimes I am berrated for not keeping it up and sometimes I get wonderful comments from people who follow the news of the Centre.

It is fun to share the daily goings on here, some good and some bad, some funny and some sad, but all a part of our daily lives.
And as I said before its a pretty cool to be here and it is a great place to visit, you should try coming and watching the birds and meeting the staff and of course the dogs.

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An interesting video on Lead

An interesting video on Lead

I find it staggering that people who want to hunt don't see the value in changing their ammunition from lead to a safer product. We have stopped using lead in petrol, in paint, in our water pipes, but they still want to use lead - ah well, apparently eating it not only kills birds but leads to reduced intelligence in humans......................

NO ONE is asking you to stop legal and genuine hunting, they are just asking you to change your ammunition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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