Life coming, Life going

It seems a long time since we planted the seed that led to tonight’s dinner

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The salad we planted today should be ready a bit more quickly

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We have some new arrivals

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Hatched two days ago, ten chicks from fourteen eggs is a good brood. This one almost made it

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struggling for over a day before it gave up.

A more mysterious fatality was this Red legged Partridge

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which we found in one of the duck pools, where it may have been some time. This is not a species we have ever seen round here so whether it had been dropped from a great height or arrived by other means is a puzzle.

Another first today is visual evidence of possible nesting intentions – for the first time in this box which we have had up for several years

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Some other glimpses of developing life

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