Welcome to my new Blog



Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats,Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography with pictures taken at and around our Model Boat club at Etherow Country Park, where I can be found quite a few days a week on the landing stage, you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Reddish Vale, 21.5.2017

This weekend at Reddish Vale was a nice sunny day and as John and family were away I was able to spend a bit more time there.

The Blue Tit eggs I mentioned in the last post had hatched out and out of the nine eggs I counted the last time, today I counted eight babies though with them moving about all the time and the parents in and out feeding them and trampling all over them it was difficult to number them.

Outside we found the box with the camera in and there was one of the parents returning.

Makes you wonder how they fit into the hole in the nest box, but if its too big it means something else can get into the babies or eggs doesn't it!.

The Heron mentioned previously was still there.
Gives you some idea how big they are against this Mallard.



Beautiful birds but in flight they look a bit like a pterodactyl!.
Visions of Rachel Welch in the film 2,000 BC! when one of the girls was carried off by one.

A female Chaffinch rooting around for bugs.

The baby Coots are doing well on the small lake.


The Coots are not as daft as other birds, chasing them off when they are breeding again, they keep the youngsters with them so they can help feed the next brood!.

The Muscovy ducks are sitting on eggs as well.

At Etherow the baby Canadian Geese are still dong well 


With the heavy rain after a quite dry spell had brought down another large tree on the road up to the farm.
As you can see it fell right across the road, the middle has been cut out to open the road but when the rest will be cleared is anyone's guess in this economic climate!.

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You know there is a problem with the education system when you realize that out of the three R's, only one begins with an R!. 

A doctor who went on a ski trip and got lost on the slopes,
He stamped out HELP in the snow, but no one could read his writing!.

Patient to doctor, if  I've only got two weeks to live.
I'll take the last week in July and the first week in August!.

Sign over a display of Pine panels.
Knotty but Nice!.

If a pig loses its voice is it Disgruntled?.
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