The happy consequence of Laman Street for me, other than the wonderful people I met and now count as great friends, is that my yard is so wild now that there are frogs living in it. We’ve always had bluetongues, when the dog doesn’t find the poor things, but frogs are new this year. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘birds’
It’s raining at last.
The little pond that attracts black swans, moorhen-looking things, herons, pelicans, martins and egrets was just an expanse of cracked mud last week.
This somewhat scrappy looking silky oak may not make all of us happy, but birds love it. (more…)
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the Laman Street tree preservation resolution and we’re celebrating. (more…)
Went to the 81st night of the Laman Street vigil tonight and enjoyed the dogs passing by, the usual noisy birds and the occasional debate. To think I thought we should have one symbolic candlelight vigil to mark the (then first) planned date to take the trees out in September. (more…)
People who have been attending the vigil held in Laman Street every evening know how many birds make their homes in the beautiful trees there. (more…)
I drive past a small wetland every working day. I believe it’s a remnant of a huge wetland that was ‘reclaimed’ years ago. Every year black swans would have several families and I could watch the babies turn from tiny fluffy grey goslings to fully-grown grey teenage swans which would then disappear.
It would be a bit nerve-racking as the traffic would go past at a great rate and occasionally the swans would be just by the side of the road. I took my children to see the new babies on lots of occasions.
Since work began on the new coal loaders the wetland has completely dried up. There had been some egrets there for the first time in the seven years since I started to watch the pond, which was a stunning sight. Looking back that was probably because their usual nesting place had been destroyed.
It’s taken some months but there is now only dry ground where there were lots of birds every day. Home