See this youtube video it's amazing either one of them didn't fall off the edge off the cliff.
Here's one of the fairly new information boards along the South West Coastal Path. Although you probably can't see it too well in this image, the map below of Brixhams aspect is a little clearer.
My house is sort of under the y in my! To give you an idea of how close we are to the sea and the coastal path.
Sarah from Down by the Sea asked what the seed head was in a previous blog. Well I know now that it's called Goatsbeard and I managed to get a couple of shots just as the flower was about to open.
After me saying I'd not seen a lace wing, here is one in my wild grass area. I hope you can see it. Which just proves there's a need for this kind of area in gardens
Here is the Douglas chick No 3, still growing strong, however it was attacked again today, we think by an outsider, rather than the parents. It was then fed a lovely fish lunch by one of the parents. Poor little love....how many times more?
This is one of the Hoppy Family chicks sheltering in the shade of the chimney. Both chicks are still doing well. The parents are very feisty and they don't take any messing about in their territory. I've seen them fly straight off the rooftop and chase any intruders away by nipping at their tails mid-air!
Here's a before and after photo for you. The Magnolia Family chicks a couple of weeks ago.
....and here they are today, looking rather grand and adult, except they still act like little chicks, whistling at the parents and sliding about the roof slates at feeding time.
My nerves are bad enough now that we've got to this stage but any time now they will be taking their first flight...and that's just as nerve wracking to watch...it's not so much the taking off but the landing!
And just to prove it, here's a little one trying out his wings (one of the Hoppy Family chicks)
|Having a stretch|
|I believe I can fly|
|Back down safe|
Me and hubby have two weeks off work starting next week. We are really hoping the weather stays good as we have a few boat trips planned. I hope you all have a good weekend in lovely sunshine.