Saturday, October 21, 2006

Friday, October 13, 2006

Whooper swans arriving

Following 13 flying east on tuesday, a group of 3 spent the afternoon resting on our only pool, always a fine site, knowing they've just flown in from Iceland (probably).

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Comparison of Common Seal and recent Grey Seal

This Common Seal from February 2005 shows the distinctive squashed convex nose as opposed to last months Grey seal with its concave "roman" nose. This animal was tagged and was probably the individual rescued 2 years earlier as a pup at the Dog in a Doublet sluice having mis -adventured up the Nene.

last months vagrant Grey Seal - how many other cambs records are there I wonder.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

These welsh mountain ponies are a feature of March Farmers, very hardy with distinctly small heads they are really good at eating coarser grass and nibbling at stuff other horses cringe at. Here on the cradge bank they are doing a good job getting it ready for the Wigeon. *(cradge or scradge is an old name for the inner wash bank that is maintained at a lower height than the outer bank to allow for a river in spate to overflow onto the washes.