Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Pethau...

The strawberries in the greenhouse are starting to ripen -- yum!

The little lamb born Sunday is doing well, and it is (or was before I took this photo) a boy. As he's not registrable (out of an unregistered ewe and an unregistered ram) we will not be breeding from him, and we would like to avoid the situation we had last year where a ram lamb destined for the freezer started making babies!

He is still fairly small -- see Shiva for comparison -- but he is much more energetic now, and he didn't faint when I ringed him...

Cuteness! (Yes, it's raining...)

In other news, Dai and Del have now been moved to a larger enclosure and they seem to be enjoying it...

I know I have lots of plant ID questions, but can anybody ID this little bird for me?

Unfortunately, the digital camera has been playing up, so I am sending it off today to be repaired. Will try to update the blog with text, but you will have to wait a while for more photos I'm afraid...

7 comments:

Moonroot said...

Your mystery bird could be a baby wren judging by the tail, but it's hard to tell with fledglings (well it is for me anyway). And nearly ripe strawberries!!!! Oh, why didn't I think of putting some in the greenhouse? I'll try it next year, thanks for the inspiration!

Jessica at Bwlchyrhyd said...

I think you are right about the bird -- I do hope it's okay as wrens are so cute!

The strawberries in the greenhouse was a bit of an afterthought -- when we were transplanting the best of the runners from last year we had too many and nowhere to put them so into pots they went!

Artis-Anne said...

How big is the birda? We have few wrens in our garden and their feet don't look as big as that in comparrison to the body
We too have strawberries coming even outside, unheard of for this time of the year up here. Mind I will have to protect them from the dogs as well as the birds !!

Jessica at Bwlchyrhyd said...

The bird was pretty small -- about three inches tall maybe? David thinks it's a baby robin -- anybody else agree or disagree?

We have got flowers on the strawberries outside, but no fruit yet.

cyndy said...

Moonroot is right..it is so hard to tell with fledglings, but with that beak, I don't think it is a robin.

Your strawberries in the greenhouse are a splendid idea! The chipmunks like to steal mine, but I think if I pot them and put in the greenhouse, I'd have a fighting chance!

I will miss your photos! Esp. the little lambs!

Jessica at Bwlchyrhyd said...

Don't worry -- the photos will be back before you know it! :)

Cherry Rolfe said...

The Headmaster suggests a baby thrush - and I wondered with that big beak, if it might be a cuckoo? Three inches sounds too big for a Wren!
Greetings from Bwlch-y-Ffridd to Bwlchyrhyd