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I keep on knocking

Each year, the wilder we allow our garden to be, the luckier we seem to be. This year we've had 2 pairs of blackbirds, 2 pairs of robins, plus a dunnock, pied wagtail, and a greenfinch family nesting in our garden. Inside the top watering can I found these little...

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Baby Barnaby

Baby Barnaby

Baby Barnaby, my tiny, rescued orphaned pup is now doing well.  Sadly, Barnaby's mum had not returned home, and whilst searching for her he had fallen from the roost. He was lucky to have been found on a garden path and rescued. In the photo, he's just finished his...

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Early A.M Start

Early A.M Start

A good start to the day in the studio, followed by an early a.m telephone call. Introducing baby Barnaby, a wet and cold Pip. pup in a very wet Tupperware box: found last p.m and delivered this a.m.  Please always remove the water dish before transporting bats....

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Blue Studio View

Blue Studio View

It is a wonder I ever get any work done. Come rain, wind, or shine, our handsome, rescued boy, is a stunning distraction.   Video: Blue strutting his stuff

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Clever Li’l Jonesy

Clever Li’l Jonesy

  Even though mum and pup were self-feeding in their pen at home each night; the bat flight is completely new to them.  They have now adjusted to their new environment and are flying brilliantly;  but our little bats are not aware as yet that the food dishes in...

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Three Boxes

Three Boxes

Food and water dishes in situ. This is the view from the safety porch, and tonight is the first all-nighter in the flight for Berry Pip mum & Li’l Jonesy pup. I placed food in the bat box to help them until they learn where the food dishes are situated.  Both Pips...

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And We’re Off

And We’re Off

Bat boxes are in situ and pipistrelle Mum and pup are flying together.   On the floor is the shallow water trough filled with water and pebbles; the pebbles for the bats to land on should they wish to have a drink. I also have my fruit fly container, plus the...

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Dick and (Great Dane) Dusty

Two days running, and two friends have passed away:  I can't believe it. Dear Dick lived to a grand age and was active until just recently. In fact, he drove to visit us only a short while ago and it was lovely to see him; he even chatted about work with Brian. Years...

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Studio sunset

Studio sunset

A lovely, peaceful evening for flying my batties. A huge pink cloud drifted lazily across the sky whilst a noctule, enroute to feeding grounds, flew high above the garden. I truly thought Mr. Cuckoo had returned to Africa, but to my delight we were accompanied by him...

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1st flight

1st flight

It was raining last night so the bats had to cope with being in the puppy playpen indoors. As it was dry and a bit warmer tonight, it was bat flight time. Both my little flew brilliantly. To my surprise, Little Jonesy pup (6 weeks old today) was the 1st to take...

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