Wednesday February 29th 2012
The day that makes 2012 a leap year. I have to apologize first of all, as I haven’t written a blog for two weeks. This was down to the fact that I have injured my back, and while everything appears to be settling down pain wise, the work desks and chairs in the office are at such a height to cause my back to go into spasm after even a few minutes, making the task of blogging rather tricky.
I have bypassed this problem by borrowing a laptop, and sitting back in the, (for me), only comfortable chair at the World Owl Trust; so far so good.
Owl wise, we have a few more birds which have settled down to incubating eggs. The most noteworthy at present are a pair of American Barn Owls in the Breeding Ground. The male is always ready and waiting for fresh food to take to his female in the nest box. I can hear calling sounds coming from the box. I can’t as yet confirm that these calls are owlet calls, but I can’t rule it out either, as the male seems quite eager for fresh food, and is taking plenty extra.
This isn’t the only sign of approaching Spring, as I’m writing this, a very worn looking Red Admiral Butterfly has just woken from it’s hibernation, and is flying round the staff room. The cycle goes ever on.
I have just had Mortimer the Buzzard out this morning, as part of her preparation for the flying season which commences on the 25th of March this year.
I would like to include a link to a story I was privileged to be involved with; a story which to me proves that successful conservation often starts at grass roots level, rather than through some governmental grand gesture. I hope you enjoy it. All being well, I will be blogging again next week.
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