Sunday, 27 December 2009

Christmas Day, and it was still cold but not freezing until later in the afternoon In fact it was a glorious cold sunny day, just perfect. Simon went off to see his sister so I got the five baby owls to look after, which is nice. They are doing well. We are expecting more eggs from various birds in the next month, some are early layers.

We just have seven more nest ledges to get up and we are done on that. Then later in the year I really want to get the food drawers in. I don’t understand why more people don’t use them, they keep the food off the ground, are easy to clean daily, save on wasted food and consequently on vermin that will come in to eat wasted food and are generally the best way to feed aviary birds in my opinion.

I went to lunch with the Lowes, which was a nice surprise to be invited and fun, I left the dogs though, I have now learnt that you can't leave anything within Acer reach!!

Boxing Day and most of the very little snow we had is gone, however the ice has not and the paths are like a skating rink, they are lethal!! It’s a good job there is no one here apart from Simon, Adam and I. Simon said when he came home on Christmas night, he did not stop in the car park where he wanted to!! It was an ice sheet, luckily I don’t think he hit anything!!

I have been having a quiet few days, some TV, lots of time looking after puppies, walking the dogs, checking round, and writing a newsletter and redoing the signs for the aviaries. I feel very lazy, I plan on doing more on Monday

Sunday was quiet too, most of the ice has gone, thank goodness, my sister Anna phoned – to boast that they had had a foot of snow!! On top of more snow, she and David are having Christmas in their cottage by Loch Tummel, which is frozen!! She and David were going to a friends to watch a football match on the TV, yuck!! I would have gone out in the snow but she said it was above her wellies!!


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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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