Friday, 25 May 2012

Friday at the Flicks - GT Babies, Newt, Penny and Monty

I don't know what happened to the baby which left the nest a couple of days ago. No evidence seen of a parent feeding anything outside the nestbox. My feeling is that it was too impatient. The remaining five are thriving and being well fed. This short video clip was taken yesterday from my six inch monitor using the iPhone4:



Sad news from the nest this morning. It looks as though one of the chicks has died. It was probably the runt and couldn't compete for food well enough and the change in the weather with temperatures suddenly shooting up won't have helped. I have switched off the internet video feed. Another must have fledged and the remaining three chicks are exercising their wings. One stood in the entrance for a short while so they should be fledging soon.

Near the beginning of Spring I spotted five newts all showing at the same time in the garden pond. Yesterday was the first time lighting conditions were right this year to take a short video of one:




Penny continues to settle in to a routine though she is an early bird. What she needed was a comfort toy, especially as she kept swiping one of my towels. This is Penny on her first meeting with Monty the Moose. As it has two noise makers inside I have kept an eye on how she treats it. If she starts to tear it apart then I will have to replace it with a silent one. So far she loves making it 'grunt' otherwise she treats it ever so gently, sometimes taking it to bed with her.



A photo of Penny with Monty the Moose:
Penny with Monty the Moose

Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you or with your own special animal companion.

10 comments:

  1. Leo also loves carrying furry toys around with him. Soft toys are a comfort to many dogs (before they shred them to pieces!). I go to my local charity shop and go to the children's toys section. Most of them are under 50p and if they last a month then I've done well.

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    1. Some years ago we had a standard sausage dog. She had an army of furry toys and used to hawk them all over the place.

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  2. I can't look at any matter of 'babies' without going AWwwww!!! Lovely video!

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    1. It's definitely that Awwww time of year.

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  3. She really is a beautiful dog John and it is lovely that she is at last enjoying the sort of life she deserves. I hope you continue to show us lots of photos and videos of her.

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    1. Apart from getting me up early in the morning to use the garden things are going very well with Penny. She is very settled and will go in and out of the garden without me now. I am sure there will be lots of photos of her over the coming months.

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  4. I really had a laugh when I heard Monty the Moose being squeezed by Penny ~ I think if I'm ever feeling blue, I'll just play that video again and again ~ it's hilarious...to me anyway! Thanks :)

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  5. Fantastic clip of Penny with Monty the moose, it made me giggle..and what a softy she is too. Linda

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    1. She is a big softy Linda. Lovely company though with loads more energy than I have!

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Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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