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April 30 Dinefwr, Bluebells and Geese April 30, 2016

 

First job of the day  was to check on the Pond Field to see if the Canada Geese and goslings have  managed to get through the night safely without any mishaps. All was well!

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DSC03259-1 The goslings are only two days old and already  quite  able to forage for themselves  but stay close to mum and dad!  The ‘dad’ chased away the moorhen , who had only come to say ‘Good Morning!’

Two minutes later the parents collected the goslings and two by two they marched them off away from Pond Field  to a new home three fields away!  They do this every year  and we can only think they are going somewhere quieter without moorhens, lambs and cats to bother them!

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The lambs  are as cute as ever.

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Rufus is still trying to organise them!

DSC03243As it was a dry, sunny  but chilly day we thought a ‘brisk’ walk would be in order. Jim’s  knee is not quite up to ‘brisk’ yet but it’s getting there…when the swelling goes down!!

Dinefwr Castle and Park http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dinefwr   is less than 10 minutes drive away from  home so in no time at all we were on our walk to  check out the bluebells. They  are  just a few days away from   being fully open but the view of them ‘blueing’ up the woodland was beautiful .

DSC03299There are many magnificent oak trees around the parkland – how many mysteries have they seen?

DSC03305-1Turn the other way from this view of the bluebell woodland and you see Newton House  and in front  the White Cattle  enjoying  a morning snooze.

DSC03317Continuing our  circular walk  we passed banks of primroses  between the  woodland bluebells and saw  some White Cattle close at hand!

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Finally we  completed our walk back in front of Newton House. We went for a quick  look around the House  at all their  amazing  displays and   room settings  and then  enjoyed a well deserved cup of coffee!

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On returning home we met our cottage visitors, who also had had a very pleasant  day out. They had visited  Laugharne,  Pendine ,Saundersfoot and Tenby- so very busy  too!

Not to be out done we too have bluebells in the garden , not as  stunning as Dinefwr but getting there and admired by Rufus!

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**** 9pm – just writing this and the light is going fast  but guess who has returned to the Pond Field…the geese…all numbered and correct! *******

 

6 Responses to “April 30 Dinefwr, Bluebells and Geese”

  1. A lovely day for sure, with the geese, sheep, cattle, and the bluebells!

  2. Marie Says:

    Lovely photographs and very interesting commentary as usual. I recognised the tree in your photograph. It is at the beginning of the cattle walk or at the end, depending on the direction you are coming from and if I remember correctly it is a sweet chestnut. I am going down very early tomorrow morning to Dinefwr (6 o’clock) to listen, with a group of people, to the dawn chorus.

  3. Hello Marianne,
    Lovely pictures… aren’t the goslings cute. Fingers crossed that they all make it. At least the weather’s meant to warm up by this weekend, which is bound to help them all,
    best wishes
    Julian

    • lletty Says:

      Hello Julian
      My last reply has got lost in the ether somewhere! The goslings are doing fine at present. They all leave the pond at about 9.30am and walk across three large fields to our neighbour’s pond and then at 5pm they walk back home here again! Just hope the foxes aren’t watching! Thanks for writing. Marianne


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