Why haven’t I been posting?
Every now and then I get into a strange life. My day switches almost without reason: I go to bed at 8 or 10 AM and get up at 3 or 5 in the afternoon. No idea what sparks it off but it happens.
I’m fairly antisocial anyway, so it doesn’t make a lot of difference to my life. The main effect is shopping: the local convenience store (open 6:30AM to 10PM) gets a lot more use, although I manage to sneak into M&S first thing for stuff.
Anyhow: photos of the pond:
The “bottom” grebes are trying for another brood of chicks:
First a slideshow
A few individual pics:
Mum’s sitting on the nest with the smaller of the two chicks staying close:
The smaller chick was constantly cheeping. Probably missing his/her mother’s attention.
Meanwhile the larger of the chicks …
… was tootling around with papa:
who was looking pretty pleased:
In other grebe related news:
The “middle” grebes are still wandering around after their two(at least) attempts at nest building.
There only appears to be one “top” grebe left:
Five (+2) grebes on such a small patch of water!
|Meanwhile humans are decorating the canal in their usual way.|
|Outside my front door are sloe bushes: must try some sloe gin.|