- Relationship to Diabetes
- Type 1
Simply appealed to my daft SOH - however I am well aware that not everyone shares it!
We live in an old cottage and still have two open fires. We get jackdaws falling down the chimney a lot! It’s fine if we’re in the house and we can catch them but once came back from holiday and found a dead one and a huge mess! Broken ornaments, lopsided pictures etc. We’ve put cowls on but they knock them off! We’ve learnt to keep the doors shut as we’ve come home and they’ve wrecked the house! Poor things though, they are petrified but never learn!We've had 3 years of Jackdaws nesting in our chimney. I actually quite like them. Chap opposite last year said he'd seen them nesting in a few chimneys locally and so spent a small fortune on a new chimney with a special cover that prevents birds from nesting - he told me all about how fantastic it was, gave him real peace of mind and how it was worth the expense. Guess what! No Jackdaws in our chimney so far this year, but a new nest in his bird free chimney and several pairs fighting over it. Made me giggle!
Wow! Amazing. Only ever seen a red kite in Devon last year and it was high in the sky. Lucky you.Did a walk today, on a route we haven’t done since last summer because it’s been too muddy. It’s now dried up enough (apart from the odd few quagmires!). We saw a Red Kite actually landing on the ground in the middle of a field. We are used to them overhead, but they rarely land. Also saw lambs, and carpets of wood anemones in the woods, Spring has decidedly sprung!
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They spread here from the Chilterns, where they were reintroduced a few years ago. We are lucky, they are a fantastic sight, we get them flying over the house all the time, and I still stop and look. They now breed in this area, and they have adapted to take roadkill, which is a mixed blessing. It clears up the carnage off the road quickly, but if you come round the corner and one flies up in front of you, they look massive (they have a 6ft wingspan).Wow! Amazing. Only ever seen a red kite in Devon last year and it was high in the sky. Lucky you.