@ 18/04/09 – 21:29:31
@ 18/04/09 – 21:19:40
We went for a day out today, packed sandwiches and off we went. Destination, Bellymack Hill Farm to see the Red Kites, they feed them so a little bit of a cheat but still!
Drive over to Dumfries and Galloway was wonderful, so many beautiful places to see, we stopped a few times along the way and I made the husband promise that we could go back to at least a few more!
We arrived at Bellymack Hill Farm to find that they were having an open day and had tea and coffee available for all, how fab is that!? We settled down with our sandwiches and then went for a wander round the farm. They had goats, sheep, lambs, dogs and, of course, Red Kites. The RSPB were on hand, so lots of additional knowledge was being given out. As it started to get closer to feeding time the Kites started to come in and hang around.
Had my camera ready and the feeding started! Kites everywhere, diving for the food and then eating it as they fly. Quite something to see. I took lots of photos and my arms and neck were killing me after just a few minutes but I carried on. Had to swap to a smaller lens to give my arms a break, but got some good results. Here are some of the best!
After we went back to the places I wanted to see and stopped for dinner on the way home. Weather was great all day and we had a good day out.
@ 18/04/09 – 08:09:06
Almost as if to prove that the cat is a helpful puss, we have had various animals polishing off bunny.
Today the last bits went to a beautiful adult fox who found a few scraps, which the crows had dropped, on the bank behind the house. He ate the last bits and then came under the fence and into our garden to checkout the bird ground feeder where I sometimes leave food.
He looked very handsome and his coat was thick and full and very red. It was nice to see a wild animal that close. His natural instinct made him very wary of coming into the garden, but he has obviously been here before. He checked out the food situation in the garden and then was back off up the hill. If he comes again during the day I will have to try and get a picture but I think that will be quite a challenge.
Posts archive for: 18 April, 2009