Friday, 31 March 2017

Three Billy Goats Gruff - Norwegian Fairy Tale

 Well, not quite in fact the wrong sex but you get the gist!
In essence this Post is simply to introduce our
'Valued Readers'
to the new arrivals on the Heath.
For a number of weeks now a high fence has been erected around the
proposed grazing area where it is hoped these animals will be of benefit
to stimulate new/better growth across this valuable habitat.
Alison, the Livestock Lady in Waiting,
surely there will be some kind of 'politically correct' title but........
New accommodation for the immigrants,
wouldn't mind one of these myself as long as allowed to live here as well!
The moment we had all been waiting for,
and here are the
girls themselves and all c3
video
'In Kid' (pregnant).
video
The rest of the Welcoming Committee muster as the
Rare Breed
video
BAGOT GOATS
(further reading)
A proud looking Gary Clarke, Alison's predecessor,
and now Head of Exotics at Winchester Agricultural College.
video
To my knowledge they haven't been given names
but are individually recognisable by
Horn Structure.
This one has a cracked horn, causing no discomfort,
while the horns on this form a wide V.
video
The first out of the trailer (above) has its horns grown much closer together.
All else on the day were a pair of
SHELDUCK
which quickly took to the wing, along with a far more obliging
BLACK-HEADED GULL
video
which looked like it was on a nest rather than too puffed out to take off.
The SHELDUCK 
were relocated at the Irrigation Pond close by,
where they seemed far more settled allowing for a clip of both
video
MALE
and
video
FEMALE
Bad news from the Solar Panel Compound were it was found that the
Large Redundant Cable Drums
had been removed, so unlikely there will be any nesting
Pied Wagtail
on this site this year??
In sharp contrast to that, c2 (a pair?) of
LITTLE RINGED PLOVER
were found within what, since the construction of the panels, has become an
Undisturbed Breeding Site
we will be keeping an eye on them from a distance.
There's one in every family, usually me!
while the following morning the
BAGOTS
seem to have taken very well to their new quarters.
The  
BELTED GALLOWAYS
also seem to be showing great interest but more we feel this is no more than
cupboard love, their interest only lying with the food pellets
(if they could get at them) than the Goats themselves?
There will be another, something of a 'self indulgent'
Post tomorrow, to kick off the new month! 
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  1. Well..I think the goats look lovely...
    Hope they all settle in and enjoy their
    new found lives...! :).
    And, those white shed like things, look
    great, as you say Capt. Good enough to
    live in! :).
    Sorry...Had to add a few funnies...Just
    off the top of me head...!!! :0).

    What do you call a royal goat wearing denim?
    Billy Jean King.

    What do you call a goat with a beard?
    A goatee!

    Why is it hard to carry~on a conversation with a goat?
    Because they are always butting in.

    What do you call a goat at sea?
    Billy Ocean.

    What do you call a goat on a mountain?
    Hillbilly.

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  2. Thanks for that Willie, am restricted on Internet access whick might be as well.
    Best Wishes Matey, talk soon!

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